🏒 Good Wednesday morning. NHL playoffs begin today, with the Washington Capitals defending the Stanley Cup. To repeat, it'll take four series wins — 16 victories.
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Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" push, which he'll renew today at 11 a.m., has upended Democratic politics almost as thoroughly as it would upend the health care system, Axios health care editor Sam Baker writes.
Happening today: Sanders will introduce a new version of Medicare for All today that's even more ambitious than his last one — which was already more ambitious than any other health care system on Earth.
What it would mean for you: Sanders’ plan would move almost everyone — whether you’re on Medicare or Medicaid, or buy insurance on your own through the Affordable Care Act, or get it through your job — into a single government-run program.
Overall spending would be about the same as what we’re expected to spend under the status quo, according to multiple estimates.
Be smart: Sanders' plan would need several political miracles to pass, especially in this pure form.
The seven officials in top "acting" roles in President Trump's administration are all white males, with an age range of 43 to 59, Axios' Zach Basu reports.
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The International Monetary Fund, holding its spring meeting in Washington this week, lowered its global growth forecast — the lowest forecast since the financial crisis, Axios markets editor Dion Rabouin reports.
A year ago, economic activity was accelerating in almost all regions of the world.
Be smart: The IMF's rosy economic projections relied on politicians avoiding "costly policy mistakes" and "work[ing] cooperatively." Globally, politicians have been doing just the opposite.
The "personal space" uproar has left Joe Biden undeterred: He plans to announce his White House run toward the end of April (likely after Easter, which falls April 21), friends say.
Instead of two superpowers battling it out for supremacy, there are now myriad players aiming for the moon, Miriam Kramer writes in the debut issue of her weekly newsletter, Axios Space. (Sign up here.)
What's new: As apps to monitor moms' health proliferate, employers and insurers can pay to keep tabs on the vast data, the WashPost's Drew Harwell reports.
How it works: Employers can pay an app developer to offer workers a special version that relays health data in "de-identified," aggregated form, per The Post.
In the recent book "Slow Media: Why 'Slow' is Satisfying, Sustainable, and Smart," the journalist and media scholar Jennifer Rauch traces a movement that began to coalesce about a decade ago. In 2010, a document called "The Slow Media Manifesto" was published, online, by Sabria David, Jörg Blumtritt, and Benedikt Köhler — a trio of Germans with backgrounds in media and technology.
It urged both journalists and readers to draw inspiration from the Slow Food movement, which emphasizes quality and timelessness. "Slow Media are not about fast consumption but about choosing the ingredients mindfully and preparing them in a concentrated manner," the authors wrote.
After a legendary 16-year NBA career, Dwyane Wade will play his last game tonight when the Miami Heat close the season in Brooklyn (no postseason!).
At his final home game in Miami last night, AP's Tim Reynolds reports:
P.S. ... Magic Johnson left as the L.A. Lakers' president of basketball operations, saying it was because of his relationship with owner Jeanie Buss. (USA Today)
Jordana Rothman, Food & Wine magazine's restaurant editor at large, flew 30,000 miles to scout this list of 10 "Best New Chefs in America 2019":