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Erasing the Doughnut Hole for All Seniors -- A Senate Revolt Against Big Pharma Brewing!

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

An amendment offered by Senator Ben Nelson [D-FL] would reportedly lower the health care reform bill's cost by an additional $86 billion without reducing services.

Uninsured, Out of Work and No Public Option? Now That's Un-American

Roberta Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roberta Lee

As a physician taking care of people who are losing health care coverage, it's astounding how much distortion I hear in the news about what the president's plan will do to citizens if it's enacted.

Does Anyone in the Healthcare Debate Really Care About Health?

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

How many plans in existence today provide coverage for midwives, naturopaths, nutritionists, masseuses, or the like?

Admit It: A Robust Public Option Is Dead

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

With a robust public option dead, the only way to prevent a massive Democratic-sponsored bailout of the health care industry is to regulate insurance premiums and put a trigger on individual mandates.

The Final Sprint for Health Care Has Now Begun

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The real political race for health care has just begun. Obama's speech should be seen as the starting gate of a two-month sprint between two competitors -- and they're not Democrats and Republicans.

"Capitolism": A Race between Congressional Corruption and the Most Massive Citizen Involvement in U.S. Legislative History

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

All of the sudden five-year increase in consumer spending, which primed the U.S. economy for the fall, can be attributed to health care costs.

Elmo Band-Aids and Other Ideas: Health Care Reform from the Bottom Up

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

To enter the contest, you can submit a three-word phrase via your Twitter account.

Why Society Works Better When We're Afraid and Fat

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

We need to consider what has happened to the quality of our lives since we gave away control of our bodies; we must learn to use pharmaceuticals more appropriately and not medicate ourselves into oblivion.

Healthcare Despair

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

Until everyone has health care none of us really do.

Fake It Till You Make It: Placebos Are Getting More Effective

wired.com | STEVE SILBERMAN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Merck was in trouble. In 2002, the pharmaceutical giant was falling behind its rivals in sales. Even worse, patents on five blockbuster drugs were abo...

Fixed?

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Milk. All special interest patrons of America's Big Money bordello. What are good progressives to do? Either we get lobotomies or we fix the way the country finances politics.

Firing Squads and Death Panels

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

My grandmother was one of the first people a pacemaker was used on. A lot of very sincere people believe that if Obama's health care reform bill passes, old people will essentially be facing death panels and denied care.

PhRMA Spent $6.2M lobbying in 2Q

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The pharmaceutical industry's primary trade group spent nearly $6.2 million lobbying in the second quarter on health care reform provisio...

Bogged Down By Special Interest, Health Care Reform Becomes a Political Tool Instead of a People's Right

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Do not allow America to continue being manipulated by special interest groups and help the people of America understand that they must control their own fate.

I Am a Business Owner, and I Fully Support a Public Health Option

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

I am not an expert on health care reform. But I am an individual who is sick and tired of having one industry have so much control over my personal and business life.

Health Care Reform: Management or Leadership, America? You Pick.

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I wasn't going to weigh in on the healthcare reform debate. Truthfully, the debate seems particularly pointless to me because I don't think there is a...

Is Obama a Back-Room Blue Dog on Health Care?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The town halls make for good television, but they're a side-show to the main event. The real story should be about the back room deals reportedly being negotiated with the Obama administration.

Ryan Grim On The White House Deal With Big Pharma (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim was on MSNBC's "Morning Meeting" with Dylan Ratigan to discuss the internal memo detailing what the White House gave t...

The Health Care Reform Debacle: Obama's Coming-Out

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Serious health care reform is gone with the wind. It cannot be retrieved. And the question: 'who really is Barack Obama?' is now more compelling than ever.

Change We Can Believe In: Feelings Toward the Administration by Those Who Elected It

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

The American people did not vote for "bipartisan" solutions that split the difference between the failed ideology of the last eight years and the change the president and the super-majorities they elected in both houses of Congress promised.

Ryan Grim

Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-rangin...

d'Artoon -- Exorcizing Health Care Reform

John Krifka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Krifka

An unlikely figure joins the health care debate.

Obama on Drugs: 98% Cheney?

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

When Cheney was caught having secret meetings with oil companies, we denounced it as a case of foxes in the henhouse. But Obama's secret meetings, he assures us, are in the public interest.

When It Comes to Healthcare, Be Selfish

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

When I see talking heads, "experts," and politicians talking about healthcare, I want them to answer the people's, and only the people's questions.

Big Pharma has Lured Dems Into a Faustian Bargain

Merrill Goozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merrill Goozner

Reformers were naïve if they thought the world had changed simply because there were new tenants in the majority offices on the Hill or in the White House.