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Entries by Harold Pollack from 10/2008

Health Reform When your Life Depends on it: Seven Essential Principles from the Multiple Sclerosis Society

| Posted 10.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Not surprisingly, the MS community is anxiously watching the health reform debate.

The McCain Campaign: "Turning a Page"

| Posted 10.04.2008 | Politics

We're in for a barrage of depressing negative campaigning from a Republican machine that has run out of much else to say or do.

Cutting Medicare and Medicaid to Fund Regressive Tax Cuts: Haven't We Heard This Before?

| Posted 10.07.2008 | Politics

Cutting Medicaid without addressing these underlying issues will only exacerbate the glaring health access and public health problems we face.

We're Headed for Hard Times -- Let's Use Them Well

| Posted 10.11.2008 | Politics

In so many ways, we face a reckoning for having squandered the times when we had it good.

A 1983 Faux Pas by Cindy McCain, a Sunday Morning Bromide by Roy Blunt, and What Republicans Still Don't Get About Helping People

| Posted 10.13.2008 | Politics

Ms. McCain revealed a basic difference between Democrats and Republicans about what we owe families who need help.

Liveblogging the Debate

| Posted 10.15.2008 | Huffington Post

Stuck in a hotel room in Florida, I will be liveblogging the debate. The pregame consensus is that McCain must do something dramatic. This may be his last chance for a game-changer.

If You Doubt That There Is a Healthcare Crisis, Come to Michigan

| Posted 10.18.2008 | Politics

Of Detroit's 42 hospitals that operated in 1960, four remain. Locals know a thing or two about the agony of auto plant closings. Local hospital closings are also a heavy blow.

Governor Palin Delivers Long-Awaited Speech on Children with Disabilities

| Posted 10.27.2008 | Politics

Governor Palin's preferred policies do not serve children (or adults) with chronic illnesses and disabilities very well.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF!

| Posted 10.30.2008 | Healthy Living

Faithful readers may recall that back in April, I raised a lot of money for mosquito nets to mark World Malaria Day. Well it's that time again. Tric...