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Entries by Jane Hamsher from 10/2009

Why is Harry Reid Covering Up a Secret Senate Filibuster?

| Posted 10.23.2009 | Politics

"One or two votes shy" of the public option means Reid is allowing members of the Democratic caucus to threaten a filibuster behind closed doors and dictate what will be in the bill he brings to the floor.

Protecting Pharmaceutical Profits: The Cost Is Human Lives

| Posted 10.27.2009 | Politics

The public option has received the lion's share of attention in the health care debate, but there's an equally important issue relating to generic drugs that could mean lifesaving drugs remain too expensive for all but the wealthy.

House Health Care Bill: A Death Sentence For My Fellow Breast Cancer Survivors

| Posted 10.29.2009 | Politics

Pelosi made a choice about the lifesaving biologic drugs I took when I was in chemotherapy that will cost many fellow breast cancer survivors everything they own, and quite possibly their lives.