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Government Health Care OK for Politicians, but Not Us

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The federal health care plan for legislators is a pretty nice deal, with the federal government offering a broad array of plans. Meanwhile, for the rest of us, more and more employers don't offer health care at all.

Medicare Changes Every Boomer Needs To Know About For 2012 | Posted 01.20.2012 | Fifty

It seems as if the Medicare program is always changing, and it can be hard for baby boomers to keep up with the modifications and deadlines. Every ...

Yes, They Can: How Emerging Economies Are Building Universal Health Coverage

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

While the debate rages in rich nations, successful developing countries like Brazil, Chile, China, India and Indonesia have figured out a way forward, and are moving ahead. Here is what they are doing.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: GOP Congressman Defends Taking Government Health Care 'Because It's Free' | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after preaching extreme self-reliance to one of his constituents, a Georgia Republican told a gathering in his district that he ...

Cantor: Private Health Care Rationing Better Than Government's

The Hill | Julian Pecquet | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Tuesday that private healthcare plans ration care for profit but that consumers should be free to buy w...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Blocks Congressional Health Care Disclosure | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a rules package on Wednesday, the first day of business for the 112th Congress, that will dic...

Michelle Obama And Jill Biden Announce New Health Care Services (VIDEO) | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden teamed up to announce two new health care initiatives from the White House. This fall, under the Afforda...

HealthCare.Gov: New Government Website Gets Mostly Positive Reviews

Erin Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, the federal government launched, a new website that serves as a one-stop shop for everything you need to know regarding yo...

The Fact That Ends the Health Care Debate

Anna Bernasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anna Bernasek

A move to a government funded system would demonstrably result in lower, not higher, costs. For example, if we simply duplicated the British system, every US citizen could take home an $800 refund.

Jason Linkins

Canadians Defend Their Health Care System In Video | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the unfortunate side-effects of the often confused health care reform discourse is the way so many perfectly nice health care systems that oper...

Sam Stein

GOPers Decrying "Socialized Medicine" Go To Govt. Hospital For Surgeries | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans in Congress have raised the specter of a bloated, "socialized," bureaucrat-run nightmare of a health care system as a means of undermining...

You Thought That Was Bad? 22 More Reasons to Fear Health-Care Reform

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

On page 311 of the health care reform bill: Forced "sterilization" of all surgical tools. One more step toward forced sterilization of everyone.

Fearing Government Involvement in Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Before we collectively start quaking in fear of a government takeover of health care it might make sense to slow down and consider that a fair amount of our health care system already has strong government involvement.

British Defend Their Healthcare System

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Where other British citizens saw gross lies, exaggerations, and frustrating half-truths, Graham Linehan saw a "golden opportunity to kickstart a campaign to redress the balance a little bit."

Health Care Debate: Beware of Foreign Objects

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If the Angrys could just settle on one country to hold up as their agreed-upon despicable example, we could finally have a coherent conversation about things

Health Care, Why Call it a 'Right'?

John David Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John David Lewis

To reform our health care industry we should challenge the premises that invited government intervention in the first place. The moral premise is that medical care is a right. It is not.

Sam Stein

13 Republicans Voted To Allow Single-Payer Systems In States | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a largely unnoticed vote late last week, 13 small government-conservatives backed legislation that could facilitate the emergence of major governme...

Jeff Muskus

Max Baucus Regrets Killing Single-Payer, Sanders Says | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Max Baucus met with advocates for single-payer health care in a closed meeting on Wednesday and expressed regret that he had not included them in...

Like Wall Street, Current Health Care Policy Privatizes Profit And Socializes Risk

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The excesses of the health insurance industry resemble those of Wall Street and the subprime housing market, typified by privatized profits for insurers and socialized risk for taxpayers and consumers.