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Good Talks and Real Health Care Reform

Bill Calhoun | Posted 09.16.2012 | Denver
Bill Calhoun

Many of us want to make a real difference in our world, so let's make a real difference in health care. Real health care reform is in our hands. It's between the patient and the doctor and the neighbor and family members. We are the key players.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Mocked For Protecting Own Health Care In Repeal Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are mocking Republicans in the House of Representatives for voting to repeal the health care reform law and keep their own enh...

Dem Govs Attack Sarah Palin's 'Lie'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

As the National Governors Association conference kicks off Friday, the nation's Democratic governors are attacking what they say are lies being told b...

Tax-y and He Knows It

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

The Supreme Court's health care ruling was surprising for many reasons -- John Roberts siding with the court's liberal wing, the upholding of the mand...

Why Dems Should Not Gloat Over Health Care Ruling

Lanny Davis | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

John Boehner, confident that the ACA would be held unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, put the word out to Republicans: "Don't spike the ball." Now that the top court has upheld the legality of the health care law, my advice to Democrats is the same.

Flawed Affordable Care Act Needs Fixing

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Health care for all has been a goal for the U.S. bishops for almost a century. Yet despite the apparent Supreme Court victory June 28 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation still does not have health care for all.

To SCOTUS and President Obama- My Uninsurable Child Thanks You

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Voices of parents raising children born prematurely, or with disabilities, have not been the loudest in this debate. I want us to be heard now; This decision is about my child, about a child you know, about a child or grandchild you might someday have.

PHOTOS: Roberts Escapes To 'Impregnable Island Fortress'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

John Roberts has reached his " impregnable island fortress." The U.S. Supreme Court's chief justice arrived at the Mediterranean island of Malta on...

Women and Girls Win Big With Healthcare Ruling

Emily Moto Murase | Posted 09.02.2012 | San Francisco
Emily Moto Murase

The Affordable Care Act is a giant step in the right direction for healthcare access for women and families. And it allows us at the local level to focus our attention on pressing needs here at home.

The Individual Mandate Won't Work

Edward Zelinsky | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Edward Zelinsky

At the end of the day, the individual mandate will disappoint its proponents as many Americans will pay the tax rather than obtain insurance.

Romneycare: Brain Dead on Arrival

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

In truth, Romneycare is nothing more than a motley collection of Republican talking points.

7 Ways Obama Lied About Your Health Coverage

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

President Obama promised that if you have health insurance now, it won't change. Here are sevn ways he lied: 1) Under the new law your insurer can't ...

What's the Best ROI for Dollars to Help Smokers Quit?

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Under the pressure of stalled progress, the smoking cessation community is splintering into different and not always harmonious camps. They have competing visions for how best to spend scarce public health dollars allocated to encourage and help smokers quit.

Moving Ahead on Health Care Transformation

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Upholding the ACA has several positive effects, two in particular for older Americans and their families.

Jon Ward

Iowa's Republican Governor Won't Expand Medicaid In Light Of Supreme Court Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told reporters in Iowa on Monday it's "doubtful" that the Hawkeye State will expand Medicaid under President Ba...

What Attending a Free Clinic Can Teach Every American About Health Care

Farihah Zaman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Farihah Zaman

I witnessed the visceral need for health care for all firsthand this April while filming a documentary about a free "pop-up" medical clinic set up on the NASCAR Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee by an organization called Remote Are Medical.

Mr. President: Campaign on Health Care!

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Mr. President, you need to stand with the many patients already benefiting from the improved coverage and consumer protections provided by the ACA, and fight for a second term that will propel us forward towards universal, affordable health care.

Health Care Reform Remains Deeply Unpopular

The New York Times | Peter Baker | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — On the day President Obama took the final step in turning the Affordable Care Act into law, his senior adviser, David Axelrod, predicte...

Affordable Care For All Americans

Donna Red Wing | Posted 08.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

The voices of LGBT Americans, who have long faced barriers in accessing adequate, affordable, competent health care, are crucial in this debate. The health disparities facing LGBT Americans are daunting, and unequal access to health care is a roadblock to full equality.

The Taxing Power and the ACA: Cravenness Is Not Unconstitutional

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Edward D. Kleinbard

The Supreme Court held up the individual mandate of the ACA as a constitutionally valid exercise of Congress's taxing power. The "mandate" is not a requirement that you do anything. Stripped of labels, the only "mandate" is to pay your tax bill.

HuffPost Reader Rejoices After ACA Ruling: 'Thank God! My Son Has A Future'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

When Jackie Davis' son, now 25, was first diagnosed with juvenile diabetes ten years ago, Blue Cross Blue Shield told her he would be uninsurable. For...

Conservatives Continue Attacking Roberts

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

In the aftermath of John Roberts' surprise majority opinion to uphold President Obama's health care law, many right-wingers continued their attack on ...

Hope Rules! On the Supreme Court's Ruling on Obamacare

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Chief Justice Roberts demonstrated that one person's out-of-the-box, thoughtful approach to a complex problem can change an outcome and save lives. The decision offers hope at three levels.

Justice Roberts' Extremely Conservative Obamacare Opinion

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

This ruling may be a disappointment. However, if we are serious about having the courts exercise greater respect for the separation of powers, then we have to embrace that philosophy even when it's politically inconvenient.

All Hail the Sixteenth Amendment!

Nathan Newman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Nathan Newman

All hail the Sixteenth Amendment and the progressive movement that led to its passage, which in turn made Obamacare's victory at the Supreme Court possible.