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Have We Forgotten Our Sept. 11th Heroes?

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Jerrold S. Parker

With each year that passes, more and more of those First Responders succumb to their illnesses and injuries sustained during the rescue and recovery efforts.

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Health Czar: No Cancer Link To Ground Zero

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and cleanup who are stricken with cancer had their hopes dashed Tuesday -- at least temporari...

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

The Zadroga bill is another response to the need for compassion to take the place of certainty. It is now expected to come up for a vote in the House on September 29.

Dan Froomkin

Even As Reform Passes, State Cuts Imperil Health Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sunday's House vote means there's a new era dawning for health insurance in this country -- but not for tens of thousands of poor children about to lo...

Health Care Whip Count Live Updates: Will Reform Bill Have The Votes?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 11:00 AM ET, MARCH 21 -- Today is the day. As Congress gets set for Sunday's historic vote on health care reform, click here to get all the bre...

Sam Stein

Health Care Updates: Democrats, Republicans Respond To CBO Score

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Click here for more recent updates. Ahead of the critical final vote on health care reform, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives know...

Begich Open To Using Reconciliation To Pass Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) said Friday that he was open to using reconciliation to pass health care reform, according to Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore....

Health Care Industry Games Out Next Move On Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate victory by Republican Scott Brown caught many health-care companies off guard, with a number of firms reiterating support Wednesday for a s...

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!

Virginia Foxx: Health Care Reform Is A Bigger Threat Than "Any Terrorist Right Now In Any Country" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) claimed on Monday that health care reform is a bigger threat than terrorism -- the latest incendiary comment from a Republ...

Krugman: Insurance Industry's Hatchet Job, So Bad That It Might Be Good

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the past, the insurance industry's power has been a major barrier to health-care reform. Most notably, the industry paid for the infamous "Harry an...

No Men: The Most Ornery, Obstructionist Senators

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Joe Lieberman issued fresh threats to filibuster any health-care reform proposal including a public option, he did more than just blunt the ...

House Health Care Bill Outlaws Treating Domestic Violence As A Pre-Existing Condition

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled the re-tooled Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962). The bill will cost $900 billi...

Ryan Grim

Bernie Sanders Pushes Back On Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While conservative members of the Democratic caucus threaten to block passage of health care reform if it includes a public health insurance option, a...

Dennis Kucinich Wants His Single-Payer Provision Reinstated In Health Bill

The Washington Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) was none too happy when House leaders stripped his single-payer provision from their $894 billion health reform proposal...

Health Insurance Stocks Down As Prospects For Reform Rise

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health insurance stocks took a dive Tuesday, with the S&P Health Care Sector index becoming the worst-performing segment of the S&P 500, largely becau...

Scanning for Security Solutions

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Candy Spelling

I had never equated airline security with possibly heading off medical problems through full body x-ray scans, but here it was right in front of me this morning in USA Today.

Catholic Church Shows Its Influence In Health Care Fight

Wall Street Journal | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Injecting itself aggressively into the health-care debate, the Roman Catholic Church in America has emerged as a major political force with the potent...

Jay Rockefeller: White House Approach To Public Option "Difficult To Fathom"

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just spoke with Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), who had a bit of a fractured take on the current state of the public option. He took issue with the Pre...

Pearlstein: Restore Majority Rule To The Senate

The Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By now most people have heard the story of the frog that's put in a pot of cold water on a hot stove and doesn't notice as it is gradually boiled to d...

Health Care Study: Lack Of Insurance Has Led To 17,000 Child Deaths

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lack of adequate health care may have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 US children over the past two decades, according to a study released by...

Senate Health Care Bill: Five Things You Don't Know

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've been following the health care debate closely, you probably know the basics of the Senate Finance Committee's version of health care reform ...

Majority Favors Dem-Only Health Bill With Public Option Over Bipartisan Bill Without: Poll

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A majority of Americans prefer that Congress pass a Democrat-only health care bill that includes a public option over a bipartisan bill that does not,...

LaHood: 10 House Republicans Could Back Health Care

The Atlantic | Matthew Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I mentioned on Friday that I'd gone to see Ray LaHood, the Secretary of Transportation. LaHood, as you probably know, was a Republican congressman fro...

Big Pharma Getting Billions More Than Reported Out Of Senate Finance Bill

The RPM Report | Lauren Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The introduction of the Senate Finance Committee's health care proposal turns the focus from what the pharmaceutical industry will contribute to refor...