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Health Care Debate

Health Experiences From Around The World -- How Do Universal Health Care Systems Compare?

Huffington Post | Margo Irvin and Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Landmark health care legislation that would provide health insurance for all Americans is under intense scrutiny -- in particular, the "public option,...

Steele Attacks Obama On health care

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Republican party is accusing President Barack Obama of conducting "risky experimentation" with his health care prop...

Alliances Splinter In Debate Over Health-Care Reform | Dan Eggen and Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Health Care: Canada, France, Israel and U.S.

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care debate is heating up as reform bills make their way through both the House and Senate. Supporters of a government option point out th...

Who Killed Obama's Health Care Reform?

John R. Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Price

Is health care reform best left to the capitalists, or to the government? These are not appealing choices. They might have been when we still naively believed that both were competent.

47 National Religious Leaders (Christian, Jewish and Muslim) Call for Urgent Priority to Health Care Reform -- and Why I Signed

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

The lure of "inclusion" and "access to the powerful" and "being part of the consensus" seemed attractive, while there seemed to be little to be gained by simply not being on the list.

Sam Stein

Gibbs Won't Say Whether Obama's Health Care Tax Pledge Is Still Operative | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House refused to say on Monday whether the president would sign or veto legislation that included a tax hike on businesses that provide heal...

Jimmy Fallon And The Roots Slow Jam The Health Care Debate (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Obama's ambitious health care reform promises seem stalled these days, in no small part because of Democratic resistance. This made Jimmy Fallon upset...

When Private Insurers Claim They Can't Compete Against a Public Health Insurance Option, They Just Make Themselves Look Silly

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The real problem for private insurance companies isn't that they can't compete with a public plan. It is that they can't compete and continue to do business they way they want to do business.

The Health Care Troubles

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Having been in the Clinton Health Care War Room, I knew that moments like this would come, times I would describe as "the troubles." We are officially in that phase.

Sam Stein

GOP Pushed For Incomplete Health Care Study, Then Politicized It: Hill Dems | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, critics of a major health care overhaul seized on a report from the Congressional Budget Office showing that a Democratic reform ...

Four Reasons Why Giving Consumers the Choice of a Public Health Insurance Plan Is Great Politics for Democrats

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The private health insurance industry has begun to spin the narrative that offering consumers a choice of a public health insurance plan is never going to pass Congress. This narrative is flat wrong.

Health Insurance, Republicans, and Insurance Companies (VIDEO)

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

If Republicans want to stop carrying water for an insurance industry desperate to avoid legitimate competition from a public health plan, come on board. But if not, Democrats can do this alone.