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Watch This Doctor Totally School An Anti-Obamacare Senator On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Dr. Danielle Martin, vice president at the Women's College Hospital in Toronto, totally schooled Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on health care Tuesday. ...

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 American Health Care Paradox: A Book Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

So, who is responsible for our health? The answer seems to be everyone! The problems we face in health care and social welfare are so vast that their solutions must embrace about everything known and in all sectors -- and then all the remedies identified have to be thrown against the wall of ill health in order for a good bit to stick.

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...

Free the Navigators

Jay Angoff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Jay Angoff

Obamacare establishes and funds organizations known as Navigators which are required to help consumers select and enroll in health insurance. Unlike insurance agents, Navigators receive no compensation from any insurance company and thus have no economic incentive to recommend any particular policy.

U.S. Health Care: Misplaced Pride

Charles Heck | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Charles Heck

Evidence continues to mount that health outcomes in the United States are among the worst in high-income countries, while expenditures on health are far and away the highest!

Being American Is Bad for Your Health

Marty Kaplan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Stark income inequality and poverty separate us from other wealthy nations, who also have more generous safety nets and demonstrate greater social mobility than we do. In America, the best predictor of good or bad health is the income level of your zip code.

Health Care: A Casualty of Class Warfare

John Geyman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

As the recession rolls on without signs of relief on the horizon, a growing army of millions of Americans is finding it impossible to gain access to necessary health care that is affordable.

Ask Me About My Gall Bladder

Meredith Lopez | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home
Meredith Lopez

I have to say, spending nearly a week in the hospital and having surgery was way more fun than any stupid plans I may have had, like St. Patrick's Day parties and Purim carnivals.

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.

Why Are Hospitals The Worst Place To Be When You Are Sick?

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Johnson

I can only hope that healthcare reform will eliminate the reasons why nurses and other healthcare workers repeatedly giggle dismissively as they say that hospitals are the worst place to be if you are sick, that they are hotbeds for infection.

Will Global Payments Improve The Health Care System?

Victoria Rogers McEvoy, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Victoria Rogers McEvoy, M.D.

While health care providers and systems are not primarily driven by money, they are just as susceptible to responding to dollar incentives as the rest of the human ecosystem.

America's Health Care Addiction

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Bowron

How does a country with perhaps the most innovative health care system in the world produce average health care outcomes? It's simple: much of the innovation hasn't delivered.

How American Health Care Killed My Father

The Atlantic (September 2009) | David Goldhill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost two years ago, my father was killed by a hospital-borne infection in the intensive-care unit of a well-regarded nonprofit hospital in New York ...

Sam Stein

PhRMA CEO Urges GOP To Work With Obama On Health Care, But Won't Compromise Himself | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A key industry official in the health care debate praised the Obama administration on Tuesday for taking an "us"-oriented approach when it came to rev...