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HAITI: Why I Can't Stop Thinking about Her

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 10.19.2016 | Women
Cathleen Falsani

(Photo of a pregnant woman in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on Sept. 25, 2016 by Josh Estey/CARE.) It's been three weeks since I returned...

Former Congressional Leaders React to SCOTUS Decision on ACA

Aspen Institute | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Aspen Institute

One day after the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, an Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health panel of former politicians and administration officials agreed that a lot more work lies ahead -- in terms of further implementation, improving health care quality and especially the politics.

Jeb Bush Enters the GOP Presidential Debate -- But What Are They 'Debating?'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In the upcoming performance art piece called the GOP presidential debates the candidates will try to one-up each other showing their base who's best at crushing labor unions, disciplining the poor, and striking fear in the hearts of America's enemies.

Political Threats to the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.

Why Isn't Bill Frist the Ebola Czar?

David Gray | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
David Gray

The president's appointment of attorney Ron Klain to be Ebola Czar has received significant criticism, including from Saturday Night Live. Criticism of his appointment has tended to flow from two concerns.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has taken to the airwaves in recent days with sharp criticism of Ron Klain, President Barack Obama's pic...

The GOP Mines an Endless Vein of Hypocrisy; An Historic Bottomless Pit of Inconsistency

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Apparently, having a black, Kenyan-born Communist who is both Muslim and a radical Christian in the Oval Office changes the rules of judicial appointments. That is the only conclusion we can reach for key Republican senators have reversed their opinions 180 degrees from what they've stated in the past.

WATCH: Former Majority Leader Weighs In On Hillary 2016

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Senator Bill Frist joined HuffPost Live to discuss the Too Small To Fail campaign, which is part of the work of the Clinton Foundation. During the int...

Decline in Cost of Health Care in America

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

A slower growth of health care cost would mean less burden on the individual family, freeing that family to invest in and live a higher quality of life. And for communities it would free billions of dollars for education, businesses, job creation, and future innovation.

Sen. Lautenberg's 2005 Stand Against David Barton Was Much More Than Just a Stand for Separation of Church and State

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Upon hearing of his passing on Monday morning, the one thing that immediately came to mind for me was the day in 2005 when he took a stand on the Senate floor against pseudo-historian David Barton.

Tennessee Can Expand Medicaid or Forego $1 Billion

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

There is no simple answer to the question of Medicaid expansion. While providing health insurance for more Tennesseans puts a strain on the state budget, it also builds a healthier workforce, improves worker productivity and expands investments in our local economy.

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Debt Collector Taps Washington Bigwigs In Bid To Restore Reputation | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a debt-collection company under fire for allegedly hounding hospital patients over unpaid bills, has hired former President George W...

Why Does This Former U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader Support Obama's Health Care Reform?

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Rosemary Gibson

Bill Frist is the former U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader from Tennessee. During the heat of the health care reform debate, he sang the praises of President Obama's health care reform. His stance raises the question, "Why?"

WATCH: Fareed Zakaria's Plea To Focus On Poverty

Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact

Back on Feb. 1, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made a controversial comment on poverty. "I'm in this race because I care about Americans," Ro...

Inside Dadaab Refugee Complex: What Is Working, What is Not

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Dr. Bill Frist

We heard stories from motherswho had lost their husbands. Families who journeyed for weeks to arrive malnourished and in need of medical assistance. And parents who had heartbreaking stories of losing children in the flight from famine in Somalia.

Visiting Refugee Camps in East Africa

Dr. Bill Frist | Posted 10.08.2011 | Impact
Dr. Bill Frist

Over 29,000 young children have died of malnutrition and disease in Somalia over the past 90 days. We are now on our way to the Horn of Africa to see what more we as a nation can do.

The GOP's Pro-Abortion Stand

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As evidenced by the budget showdown that took place last week in Washington, the Republican Party is doing everything in its power to ensure that there are more abortions than ever in the years to come.

Anti-Health Care Republicans Officially Receive Taxpayer-Funded Coverage

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

Today, Republican Members of Congress who ran on a platform of repealing health care and patients' rights for millions of Americans officially began receiving their own Congressional health insurance.

Sam Stein

Bill Frist: Health Care Is 'Law Of The Land,' GOP Should Drop Repeal And Build On It | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As congressional Republicans ready themselves for a largely symbolic effort to repeal President Obama's health care reform law, at least...

We Must Fix the Filibuster

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wade Henderson, Esq.

What spurred civil rights advocates to mobilize around this filibuster issue remains true today: the basic civil rights of all Americans should never be subject to the whims of one person.

On Afghanistan, Michael Steele Speaks for Me

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Brad Woodhouse and the DNC owe all of us an apology for attacking Michael Steele on his Afghanistan remarks, but I would settle for a commitment not to engage in this sort of behavior in the future.

Bill Maher On BP Oil Spill: 'I Feel Oily ... I Feel Their Sh*t On Me' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Friday marked Bill Maher's last show of the season, and while the BP oil spill has been a subject on "Real Time" from week to week, this time Maher de...

Nashville: Singin' in the Rain

Angela Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Courtney

I have never been so proud of my hometown. The outpouring of compassion and community since the sudden rainfall that drowned most neighborhoods in Nashville demonstrates what it means to be a great city.

An Extraordinary Achievement

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

Obama did today what Democrats should do all over the country: Cut through the right-wing misinformation and propaganda and remind people why this reform was needed

Comprehensive Discourse Reform

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

My feeling is that listening to the Republicans' rhetoric between now and November will be like watching someone continue to blow up an already too-inflated balloon as we cringe and wait for it to pop.