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To Invest or Not to Invest Federal Dollars in Health IT

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Eduardo Garcia

The implementation of Electronic Health Record technology produces significant savings in the long run. The question, from a macroeconomic perspective, is whether the implementation of technology does generate savings for the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The War 'in' the Middle Class

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The most pressing issue in America today is unemployment and jobs, not debt. Yet, somehow Washington has managed to get distracted and focus on the de...

On the Road to Recovery, Smart Transportation Policies Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

By prioritizing the care of existing infrastructure and public transportation, states can stretch precious transportation dollars further, put more Americans back to work, and help our economy grow.

Those Recent Payroll Job Figures and the Continued Blue Collar Depression in America

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

The U.S. should learn from countries like Germany and better prepare our workers for future job demands. Because at present moment, employment in the nation's goods-producing industries is basically flat.

Audit of Federal Stimulus Funds in Los Angeles Shows $111 Million in ARRA Grants Has Only Created 55 Jobs

Wendy Greuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

Los Angeles has become the largest City in America to conduct an audit of how ARRA funds have been expended.

Deregulation, the Forsaken Panacea for Climate Change

Sunil Sharan | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

America is stuck. Yet deregulation, a concept all but renounced by the country a decade back in the wake of California's energy crisis, holds the potential to unlock the gates to climatic heaven.

Financial Reform: Nobody Is Happy

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

President Obama signed the finance reform bill into law today. At first blush, nobody seems very happy.

Illinois Is Putting People to Work -- Government Program a Huge Success

Dan Lesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Lesser

Illinois has done what the anti-government chorus considers the impossible: worked closely with the private sector to get a large-scale government program that produces jobs.

Betting Smartly on the Smart Grid

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sunil Sharan

With a complete makeover for the U.S. energy grid projected to cost $165 billion, it is imperative that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocations are made judiciously.

An Open Challenge on Jobs to the Republican Leadership

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gavin Newsom

Repeating a lie over and over doesn't make it true. But if you listen to Republicans on the subject of job creation and the federal stimulus package, it's obvious they don't understand that or care.

Workforce Demographics: Who Are We Creating Jobs For?

Deborah Frett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

Women today remain under-represented in green sector jobs and I am hopeful that the Obama Administration and Congress will focus their efforts to make sure women are retained for sustainable careers.

Weatherization: Saving Money by Saving Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Chu

Long before I learned about the risks of climate change, I was fanatical about energy efficiency because I'm cheap. We want to help millions of families seize the same opportunity to cut their utility bills.

Will We Ever Hear the Message Instead of 'Shooting the Messenger?'

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

We owe it to ourselves to consider Congressman Roe's Healthcare Reform Bill memo, as our important concern, without reference to our biases, should be the message itself, not the messenger.

Still Not Stimulated -- If You're Not First You're Last!

Gihan Perera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gihan Perera

It's always great to be the best at something, isn't it? Florida recently got spanked for coming last in spending federal stimulus dollars on transportation and infrastructure.

Personal Responsibility: In Education? Yes! In Health Care? No!

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

When President Obama gave his speech on health care, he spoke as though the phrase personal responsibility did not exist.

Healthcare is an Unprincipled Non-System.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Everyone knows that you cannot cure a sick anything -- patient or system - without a correct diagnosis. What is the diagnosis for sick, "broken" healthcare?

Rights With No Responsibilities?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Do we have the right to make ourselves unhealthy? I would answer, Yes! That is part of being free.

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Washington is guilty of management malpractice. Simply throwing more money into the waste of the middle will not fix health care.

What to Ask at a Town Hall on Health Care

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

What to ask our Representatives at town hall meeting, and in letters or emails.

30% Unemployment, Pre-Recession: Immigrant Communities Need Real Recovery

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

For communities of color, 'recovery' can be a vapid term. People of color consistently face rates of unemployment higher than what whites experience in the worst recessions.

ObamaCare Is Not "a Good Start." They Are Blowing an Opportunity to fix Health care.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

We need an extended, all-media national dialogue, not violent, partisan town hall meetings in response to a Plan devised behind closed doors.

They Are Still Practicing Bad Medicine -- on Medicine (and Therefore on Us).

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

Given a fundamentally flawed, unsupportable health care system, we need a new one rather than changing where some dollars flow and adding new dollars that we don't have in the first place.

In Health Care, Complexity Costs and Kills. ObamaCare Will Increase Complexity: You Do the Math

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Complexity is considered bad in most business activities because it reduces efficiency and therefore costs money. In health care it is worse.

An Objective, Evidence-Based Opposition to ObamaCare

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

TennCare was a single payer approach that was tried in Tennessee in 1994. It nearly bankrupted the state, forced the governor to raise taxes, and ultimately required rationing care.

A 3 Question Survey About Fixing Healthcare

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Do not accept the glowing rhetoric of the Bill's advocates or the equally passionate bombast of its opponents. Put aside your personal animus toward who is speaking for or against AAHCA.