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Healthcare Reform Strengthens Middle Class

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

We need for America to get back to basics and focus on the middle class's quality of life. Only then -- only by siding with the middle class in action, not just word -- will our country truly be healthy.

Feds Offer $5 Billion To Shore Up Early Retiree Health Coverage

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trying to entice employers to keep early retirees on their medical plans, the Obama administration announced Tuesday it's making $5...

Why the Health Reform Law Fails to Meet Human Rights Standards

Anja Rudiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

Amidst the celebrations of a 'historical moment,' a healthy dose of realism seems in order as we assess the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the related reconciliation measures.

The Gap Between Expanding Access And Ensuring Care For Children

Dr. Steve Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Steve Allen

When health care fails, children often pay the greatest price -- whether it is babies born prematurely to mothers who cannot afford prenatal care; or toddlers who lack necessary immunizations.

Health Care Reform 'A Graduation Gift To Young Adults': Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Besides sending them scrambling for jobs, the lackluster employment market also puts many young adults without health insurance: about a third, or 13....

Health Care Passes... Here Comes the Fear!

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan Mack

It is not enough to yell at the TV to create change. We have to arm ourselves with truth and become as active as members of the GOP. The political success of the left depends upon it.

A Flawed Step Forward on Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We all know how much the media love conflict, and they have fallen in love with the health care debate. To say the process hasn't been pretty would be one of the biggest Washington understatements in years.

Employer-based health care costs to plan to shift more health-care costs to workers, survey reports | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most big employers plan to shift a larger share of health-care costs to their workers next year, according to a survey released Thursday. ...

Big-Employer Health Care Costs Rise 6.5 Percent In 2010: Study

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — A new study says health care costs for large employers will rise more than 6 percent this year, and more companies are thinking a...

Sam Stein

Palin News Is Top Story For Only Two Percent Of Public, According To New Study | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The media is drastically overplaying former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's influence on the national political conversation, suggests a new study of the pu...

Many Will Not Feel Effect of Health Care Changes: | REED ABELSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that the Senate has caught up with the House by passing a sweeping health care bill, lawmakers are on the verge of extending coverage to the tens ...

Americans Increasingly Worried About Losing Health Care Coverage: Poll

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans worried about losing their current health care coverage keeps rising, even as President Barack Obama and a ...

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.

Would The Senate Health Care Bill Have Helped Obama's Mom?

True/Slant | Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in the day, Candidate Obama told a touching story about his mother's struggle to pay her medical bills while battling cancer. Obama's mother, Ann...

Point 3: We Need an Orbitz for Health

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

Consumers and patients in America need to be able to make health care choices in a data-rich environment with clear information about care outcomes, caregiver performance, effectiveness and price.

Health Care, Immigrants, and the Character of Our Country

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

With an issue like health, the faith community has a unique and important role to play -- to define and raise the moral issues beneath the policy debate.

Victims Of 'Health Insurance Bureaucracy' Speak Out

ABC News | Devin Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Erinn Ackley still remembers her father's words as he struggled with an aggressive form of cancer in 2006. Bill Ackley had health insurance through hi...

Obama Seeks To Woo The Insured: Anyone Could Lose Their Health Care Coverage

The Huffington Post/ AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS - President Barack Obama assailed critics of his health care initiative Saturday, seeking to grab the megaphone from his opponents and boo...

Sam Stein

Key Blue Dog Democrat Pushes Health Insurance Co-ops (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the chief Blue Dog Democrats in the House made the case on Monday that fellow members of his party should get behind health care legislation th...

Sam Stein

Key Centrists Rally Around Conrad's Co-op Plan For Health Care (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two centrist Senators who will play vital roles in the health care debate, said on Sunday that they were intrigued by the idea of structuring co-opera...

Sam Stein

McCain Adviser: Obama Burdened By Campaign Pledge On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An ongoing lobby effort to get the White House to fund health care reform by ending the tax breaks for employers who provide coverage to their workers...

Universal Health Care Can Save Our Economy

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

Anxiety and uncertainty about our health care will be once and for all gone. Even pharmaceutical companies will cut billions in costs because they'll have no need to advertise, lobby, or provide gifts.

Sam Stein

Blagojevich Coverage: A Plea For Perspective | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reader KP writes in to add some much needed perspective on the increasingly obsessive Rod Blagojevich coverage. Here is some food for thought. I lost...

Wal-Mart Revamps Employees' Health Care Plans

New York Times | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wal-Mart, long criticized for its health care coverage, unveiled a broad plan yesterday that is intended to cut employee costs, expand coverage and of...