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Sam Stein

Progressive Groups Turn Sights On Rahm Over Health Care (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the latest salvo in an increasingly bitter health care reform debate, progressive groups are targeting White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, acc...

Ryan Grim

CBO Analysis: Both House Plans Would Cover At Least 35 Million Uninsured

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two competing House health care reform proposals would extend coverage to at least 35 million Americans within ten years, according to a Congressional...

When Principle and the Practical Conflict, Which Should Prevail?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

When it comes to releasing photos of torture, closing Guantanamo and excluding abortion coverage from health care legislation, principle comes into direct conflict with what is practical.

Health Care Poll: Majority Wants Public Option Over Bipartisanship

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, this is important: The new Washington Post poll finally asks people about their cravings for bipartisanship in the right way, and its finding re...

Shatner Grills Limbaugh About Health Care On "Raw Nerve" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On an upcoming episode of William Shatner's "Raw Nerve" Shatner grills guest Rush Limbaugh on health care. The conversation is heated, and the settin...

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...

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff Discusses Shameless Tea Party Heckling Of Hough Family On 'The Ed Show' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Earlier this month, members of the Chicago Tea Party Patriots heckled a pair of town hall speakers who lost their daughter-in-law and unborn grandchil...

Sam Stein

All Eyes Turn To Reid: Legacy In Balance As Health Care Debate Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Senate Finance Committee becoming the last of five congressional committees to pass health care reform legislation on Tuesday, the spotlight ...

Senior House Democrat: 'Senate Is Just A Pain In The Ass'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roll Call reports that frustration with the Senate is boiling over in the House over health care reform. A senior lawmaker told the paper there had be...

"Build, Baby, Build": How Dems Can Counter GOP Lies and Restore Political Debate

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Democrats have to respond to "Gingrich speak" by calling it for what it truly is -- propaganda, lies, and an attempt to deliberately mislead the American people.

Obama To Congress: Wrap Up Health Care

AP | WILL LESTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sees both "unprecedented consensus" from outside Congress on his drive to remake the nation's health care sy...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

I'm happy for union workers who've earned "better" plans through collective bargaining. But I'm somewhat unsympathetic on the subject when most of us working stiffs can't afford any plan at all.

The Most Important Women's Rights Legislation in History? To Some, It Was Just a Joke

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Petrocelli

It's common wisdom among political scientists that any fundamental social change requires a change in public attitude before it can be enshrined into law. Don't rush too fast, experts advise.

Americans Dying Too Soon: U.S. Behind Other Nations In Preventable Deaths

Washington Post | Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Congress presses forward with landmark legislation to revamp the nation's health-care system, lawmakers are grappling with a troubling question: A...

Ryan Grim

Senate Health Care Bill Clears Major Hurdle

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States took a major step closer to the rest of the industrialized world shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning, voting 60-40 to move for...

Why I'm Not Mad at Lieberman

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

When Joe was kicked out of the Democratic Party, he understood his strategic position and figured out exactly when and how to strike. The president's problem is completely the opposite.

AMA Faces Revolt After Humiliating Senate Defeat

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Does the AMA matter in the health care debate? Congress is beginning to have its doubts, despite the medical association's deep poc...

A Broader Definition Of Healthcare

latimes.com | Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Acupuncturists, dietary-supplement makers and other alternative health practitioners, some of whose treatments are considered unproven by the medical ...

Building a House of Health

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

The President and the Congress are about to lay the foundation so that all Americans can live securely in the house of health, unafraid of the consequences of an illness or injury.

Talks On Future Of Public Option In Health Care Bill Intensify In The Senate

thehill.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats from the liberal and centrist factions are engaged in increasingly urgent talks aimed at bridging the divide within the party over th...

Obama Threatens Insurers' Anti-Trust Exemption

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Sam Stein

Reid Still Has Cards To Play As Health Care Enters Final Stages

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As health care reform enters its final stages in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) faces a paramount question: to what extent, if any, d...

Young in America

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

By most indicators young people are the most adversely affected age group by the economic crisis, the most at risk when it comes to health care coverage, and the deepest in debt.

Senate Health Care Vote Saturday

AP/ The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders secured the last two votes to move ahead on historic health care legislation, clearing the way for a Saturday ni...

Louis Sullivan Backs Health Bill: We Need To Come Together

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"We need to come together towards the middle and this is what the Baucus bill represents," said the former Secretary of the Department of Health and H...