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Health Care Budget

It's the Health Care, Stupid: As Our Health Goes, So Does Our Economic Recovery

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Debating how best to stimulate the economy has been anointed as the de facto topic of importance heading into our upcoming election, but let's not forget that the health of Wall Street and Main Street is inextricably linked to the health of our citizens.

The Budget Debate We Should Engage

Jonathan Bergman, MD | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Bergman, MD

Can we "solve" health care spending? The value of our health care investment is low. Quality of care is inconsistent, and life expectancy for those who have reached age 40 is short compared with other industrialized countries.

Medicare Represents a Right to Health Care for Seniors

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

I have refrained from filing a web log ("blog") in recent weeks on my favorite topic, health care being a right for all Americans, that I first wrote ...

Sam Stein

Dems On Budget Deal: GOP Lost Its 'Gettysburg' On Health Care Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there was one big winner in the budget debates that concluded this week it was not a political party or individual lawmaker, but a si...

Obama Misses the Point on Health Care Debate

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

We witnessed Professor Obama explaining the intricacies of the policy options in sonorous tones. What was missing was the very simple concept that health care is a public good.

A Presidential Rx to Improve Health in the New Year

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Our country faces significant health challenges including skyrocketing costs, declining funding for scientific research, and lack of innovation in the government's response to emerging threats.