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Is 'Julie' the Daughter of 'Harry and Louise'?

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Watching Americans for Prosperity's new anti-Obamacare advertisement here in Ohio -- one of the first states it's being aired -- took me back 20 years. Almost exactly 20 years, in fact.

The Illusory Promise of Free-Market Health Care Miracles

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is fresh evidence almost every week that our uniquely American free market health care system continues to fail us.

Worried About Profits, Insurers Launch Propaganda Campaign to Scare Consumers Away From Important ObamaCare Provisions

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Among the most important provisions of the Affordable Care Act are those that try to get us back to something close to the good old days of community rating.

Dear Mr. President, I Wish I Had Known...

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

Like many others, I've heard President Obama talk about his mother's insurance problems during her final months in 1995. But I didn't realize until now that the company she was pleading with was CIGNA, the one I used to work for.

Why All House Democrats Must Vote for Health Care Reform

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

From the start, Republicans have remembered the lesson of 1994. Now, as they prepare to vote, House Democrats should remember the lesson as well so as not to repeat that failure again.

Reconsider. Think Again. Do More.

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

Should Anthem Blue Cross succeed in raising subscription rates, your insurance company is going to quickly do exactly the same thing.

Obama & Co. Forget 'Where's Mine?' and the Chicago Way

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael L. Millenson

Obama and the Democrats can either love their enemies like, say, one-term president Jimmy Carter, or they can practice the Chicago Way.

The Dog Days of August

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

In this potential summer of his discontent, Obama is running into the same buzz saw that killed health care reform in the last Democratic Administration.

Reforming Health Care: Lessons Learned, and Lessons Forgotten

James Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moeller

The one lesson this White House failed to heed from the last failure was one of message. Effective messages are simple and salient. Obama's economic argument for health care reform is neither.

If Congress Fails to Pass the Obama Health Care Plan

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

History shows that swing-district Democrats have the most to lose if Congress fails to pass President Obama's sweeping health care proposal.

Tiger Woods and Health Care Reform

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

The Obama administration is steeped with people knowledgeable about behavioral economics, who hope to keep the public from slipping into a state of loss aversion.

How "Harry and Louise" Could Still Take Down Health Care Reform

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Rigby

Harry-and-Louise-style ads are powerful, not because they tell ignorant Americans what to worry about, but because they remind well-meaning Americans of what could be lost in the name of progress.

The Health Care Troubles

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Having been in the Clinton Health Care War Room, I knew that moments like this would come, times I would describe as "the troubles." We are officially in that phase.

The Measure of Obama's Presidency

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Clinton did not deliver the big lasting progressive changes he promised because he was largely unwilling to stand up to the big special interests in corporate America.

Learning From History On Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The most transformative health care overhauls that succeeded in the last century employed the same strategy: build on what we've got and let the changes happen organically.

Harry and Louise Put the Long Knives to the VA

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

With unemployment and homelessness on the rise in general and among veterans in particular, tens of thousands of low-income veterans will likely wind up without healthcare.

Next Big Change Up: Health Care Reform

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Obama knows how messed up our health care system is, and he knows we need big change. I'm glad he has the guts to take it on, and I'm glad to see his early strategic moves on it are smart ones.

Bill Clinton: Obama Has A Chance On Universal Healthcare

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Bill Clinton said Monday that President Barack Obama has a chance to develop a universal health care system because he is free to spe...

Happy Health Care Reform New Year

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Why will 2009 be different from 1993? Obama is not making the same mistakes the Clintons did, and that is good news for all of us.

Hillary Takes It to McCain on Health Care Today

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Maybe the Democrats, including Hillary's own most ardent supporters, will find winning health care reform a good enough reason to unite behind Obama.

Jason Linkins

Elizabeth Edwards: Favors Clinton's Health Plan, Says Obama's 'Not Universal,' Slams McCain's As Ineffective | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Edwards continued her passionate advocacy of universal health care on today's morning shows, appearing on both The Today Show and Morning Jo...

Clinton Role In Children's Health Care Disputed

Boston Globe | Susan Milligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton, who has frequently described herself on the campaign trail as playing a pivotal role in forging a children's health insurance plan, h...

Clinton: Insurance Discriminating Against Sick "Unconstitutional"

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary often discusses the unfairness built into the healthcare system: That discrimination by race and gender is barred, but that insurance companie...

Michael Moore: Insurance Industry Would Love Hillary's Healthcare Plan

The Hill | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

en. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) proposal to mandate that all people purchase health insurance would be a boon to the industry, filmmaker Michael...

Clinton Issues Economic Plan

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MILWAUKEE — Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign released a 13-page blueprint for fixing the economy Monday, detailing the former first la...