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The Oligarchy Wins Again!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The health reform bill the corporate oligarchy just purchased from the best Congress money can buy has investors stoked, as the soaring stock prices of health industry corporations reach a 52-year high point!

GOP Lawmaker Seeks Documents On Obama Pharma Deal

The Hill | Molly K. Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House Republican congressman is pushing the Obama administration to reveal the specifics of deals it struck with various groups on healthcare reform...

Medicalization is the New Happy Hour

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elissa Stein

We are becoming, or perhaps we now are, a society of quick fixes. Of convenience. Of taking the easy way out. Inconvenienced by periods? Sign up for Lybrel. Can't get it up anymore? Take Viagra.

Ryan Grim

Pharma Deal To Be Tested On Senate Floor | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to allow a vote on re-importing prescription drugs from Canada as an amendment to the health c...

Miracle On Pennsylvania Avenue

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

Are we out of time? Has the health care reform, promised to us by Barack Obama, died the death of a thousand paper cuts?

Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Our current medical model is based on disease and organ pathology. A disease management system. No overt disease and your doctor will dismiss you. It will not be covered by your insurance.

Is There a Green Career in Your Future?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Begin the process of transitioning from the waning old economy to the emerging sustainable world, as soon as you can. This doesn't mean you have to work on organic farms, build green buildings or install windmills.

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 | 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...


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...