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Civil Rights Groups Target Dems On Health Care Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — African-American, Latino and civil rights groups have launched an ad campaign aimed at pressuring moderate Democratic senators to 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!

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...

House Health Care Bill Released: "Historic Moment"

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millio...

Senate Health Bill Opposed By Unions, Full-Page Paper Ad Planned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — About 30 unions will run a full-page ad in newspapers Wednesday announcing their opposition to the Senate Finance Committee's healt...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

President Obama: Get Angry About Health Care Reform

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Is the Baucus plan, the one that manages the improbable feat of making the developed world's most expensive, least effective health care system even worse, indeed the only one with a prayer of passage?

Senators spar on health bill's effect on seniors

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans argued health legislation would hurt seniors and Democrats said it would do nothing of the sort as the Senate Finance C...

A Dose of Clarity

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

If the health care debate seems like a hopeless morass, it's largely because moneyed interests want it to look that way. Matt Taibbi reminds us that the most fundamental issue is simple: Who pays, and how?

Dems Unhappy Baucus Plan with proposed tax in health care bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Unhappy Senate Democrats on Thursday found plenty to complain about in the fine print of the latest health overhaul bill, particula...

Health Care Bill: Baucus Senate Legislation Finally Released

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His calls for compromise rebuffed by Republicans, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance Committee unveiled sweeping legisla...

Much to Like. More to Come?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There was much to like in President Obama's health care reform speech to a joint session of Congress. But we need to remember that medical insurance reform of any kind is doomed without medical content reform.

A Call to Action: Why Our Health Matters

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

While there has been tremendous debate over access and payment, there has been less focus on the content of health care. Without a change in that content, we will never have a sustainable system.

Newsweek: Why The GOP Is Gunning For Grandma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The republicans charge that Democratic health care reform would, in Sen. Charles Grassley's words, "pull the plug on Grandma." According to Sen. Jon K...

The Wrong Diagnosis

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Even worse than its stratospheric cost is the fact that American health care doesn't fulfill its prime directive -- it does not help people become or stay healthy.

Health Care Bill Has Little Margin For Error In House | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night, the Energy and Commerce Committee voted 31-28 to approve a compromise version of the Democrats' health care reform bill. As the Energy and...

Health Bill Inches Forward In House

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats pushed ahead with a compromise health overhaul Thursday over liberals' complaints, intent on achieving tangible &nd...

House Dems Seek To Tax The Wealthy To Pay For Health Plan

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats will ask the wealthiest Americans to help pay for overhauling the health care system with a $550 billion income tax increase, the chai...