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American Health Care System

Name Brand Drug Costs Are Too High and Generics Are Growing Out of Reach

Erin Havel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

There is room for profit in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the amount of that profit should not cause suffering to patients, who are the pharmaceutical industry's consumer. As a country we must jointly stand together and insist on regulating the costs of these medications.

Jeffrey Young

Here's Why The Richest Nation In The World Still Can't Get Health Care Right | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.13.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Five years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party had a crazy idea that maybe the richest nation in the history of th...

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

Hello, did you know the American health-care system is terrible? It is. Don't let John Boehner tell you otherwise. If you're unconvinced, here is a...

Fish Discover Water Last - 2

Iram Ganju | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Iram Ganju

It's Not about Us or Them At the same time, the more unaware we are about where our cultural GPS is positioned, the greater the likelihood that we ma...

10 Things I Know About Doctors Now That I'm In My 60s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.09.2012 | Fifty

For my 16th birthday, my reluctant mother finally agreed to let me get my ears pierced. Back then, it was a procedure performed at a doctor's office, ...

When Will Republicans Get a Heart? And When Will Democrats Get a Stomach?

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Alas, the Republicans aren't the only ones needing an organ transplant. The Democrats need the stomach to fight for the American people.

4 Percent of Us Consume 50 Percent of All Health Care

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Our humanity, if not our common sense, tells us that something is wrong when 4 percent of the world's population consumes half of the world's health care.

Health Care Experiences and Observations from around the World

Raúl de Molina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raúl de Molina

In this country if you go to the emergency room, you may wait hours, if not a day or two to see an actual doctor. Why? Because these rooms are full of patients who don't have insurance.

Too Much Medicine: A Doctor's Guide to Better and More Affordable Health Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

American health care is failing, suffering with problems that jeopardize our well-being and that worsen each day. Science, tempered by compassion, once controlled medical decisions--but no longer.

Report: Health Care System Wastes Up to $850 Billion Annually

Politics Daily | David Sessions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to a report by Thomson Reuters, the American health care system wastes between $505 billion and $850 billion every year, which is up to a th...

I'm the Poster Child for Public Healthcare

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara M. Gardner

I sincerely hope our legislators can get their act together and create a health plan that provides health care for every American so all of us can experience true and complete care, as I did.

Healthcare: It's a You-and-Me World

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Those who are opposing health care reform seem to think that if we provide services for the uninsured, that we will somehow be taking away from them.

Family Values, American Style

Tom Gabbay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gabbay

I've lived in Europe for 20 years; my son has had juvenile diabetes for seven of those. The cost of all that health care over seven years: zero. I've seen the European system up close -- it works.

Jonathan Alter: Our Heath-Care System Is Just Fine As Is! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Go ahead, shoot me. I like the status quo on health care in the United States. I've got health insurance and I don't give a damn about the 47 million ...

Mainstream Medicine and the Oprah Factor

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

If people still trusted the health care industry, then it would be unnecessary to brand Oprah for "crazy talk" simply because she provides a forum for ideas outside of mainstream medicine.

Canadians Talk to Americans About Health Care

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

An advertisement outlining Canadian dissatisfaction with government run health care is met with disagreement from Canadians.

The American Health Care System Is in Pieces -- But Some of the Pieces Are Doing Remarkably Well

Joe McCannon and Maureen Bisognano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe McCannon and Maureen Bisognano

Despite the world's most advanced medical technology and the heroic efforts of devoted clinicians, health care is too expensive, unjustly inaccessible and seriously harmful to many of the citizens it seeks to serve.