Why the Less Disruptive Health Care Option Could Be Plenty Disruptive

ImageJoe Biden campaigning in Greenwood, S.C. He is one of the Democratic presidential candidates calling for a public option.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times The single-payer health plans proposed by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are often assailed as being too disruptive. A government plan for everyone, the argument goes, would mean that…

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A Tour of the Japanese Table at Chikarashi Isso in the Financial District

Headliner Chikarashi Isso Chikarashi, the counter-service restaurants on the edge of Chinatown and in NoMad, give poke bowls a Japanese touch. Now the owners are diving deeper into that country’s culinary aesthetic with a full-service restaurant interpreting kappo-style cuisine; think omakase with inventive cooked food. Here, Ivy Tsang, Jonathan Chu, and their chef and partner,…

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Fake Meat vs. Real Meat

The meat industry has a warning for consumers: Beware of plant-based meat. That is the message behind a marketing campaign by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a public relations firm whose financial supporters have included meat producers and others in the food industry. In recent weeks the group has placed full-page ads in The New…

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F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn, a noted oncologist and cancer researcher, to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Hahn, chief medical executive at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was nominated by President Trump last month to replace Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who left the job…

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