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Health Care Debate

New Rule: You Can't Complain About Health Care Reform If You're Not Willing to Reform Your Own Health

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Unlike most liberals, I'm glad all those teabaggers marched on Washington last week. Because judging from the photos, it's the first exercise they've gotten in years.

Bill Moyers: Tea Party Organizer Is Epitome Of Privilege

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This exclusive clip is from the latest episode of "Bill Moyers Journal," which airs tonight. In the episode, Moyers goes after FreedomWorks Chairman ...

Insurance Execs Testify: No Need for the Public Option

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Isn't it high time for all Americans to realize that we are being fleeced by those who claim that we don't need a public option?

Holocaust Survivor Fights Protesters Comparing Obama To Hitler

Seattle Times | Lynn Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a child in Armenia, Henry Gasparian witnessed firsthand the horrors of Nazi Germany. Two uncles were killed, his father wounded and a brother starv...

Study Links 45,000 Deaths Per Year To Lack Of Health Insurance

Reuters | Susan Heavey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nearly 45,000 people die in the United States each year -- one every 12 minutes -- in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get go...

A Call to Citizenship

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

If the health care debate has been a test of American citizenship, then we have failed that test. But there are still some citizens who want to be part of new and vibrant solutions to our nation's problems.

Obama Ally: Joe Wilson Won Face-Off With President

ABC News | George Stephanopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the third day in a row, President Obama came under fire from a Chicago Democrat who was the first Latino member of Congress to endorse him for pre...

The Left Should Reclaim 'Freedom'

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

There are few things in politics more annoying than the right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word "freedom." Equally annoying is the silence of Democrats on the subject.

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...

When You Only Have a Hammer...Debate

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Plummer

The ill effects of having only one communication tool is hindering our efforts to reform health care.

Fallon And The Roots Make The Health Care Debate Sexy With A Slow-Jam (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon and the Roots sexualized the health care debate last with a sensual slow jam about reform. "Bipartisanship means everyone can partay," th...

The Public Plan Option and the Big Government Conservatives

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Baker

If a government-run health plan is really as bad as the conservatives want us to believe, then it would take some pretty large subsidies to allow it to compete with the clever boys running private plans.

Cantor To Hold Public Health Care Debate With Democrat

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This should be interesting. House minority whip Eric Cantor has hatched his own response to all the talk about town hall hooliganism: He's agreed to s...

Joe Wilson Raises $750,000 In Less Than 48 Hours; Opponent Tops $1 Million

Capitol Briefing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a political arms race in full force, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has raised almost $750,000 in less than 48 hours since his shout of "You lie!" to P...

Public Option Vital to Health Reform

Lois Quam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lois Quam

Like many supporters of a new public option health plan sitting in the House gallery, I was gratified to hear the President reiterate his continued support for creating such a plan.

"We're Number 37!"

Paul Hipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Hipp

2009-09-10-hipp.jpgHere is a song celebrating our ranking in the WHO's list of world health systems for all the obstructionist hecklers to sing as they continue down the road to total irrelevance.

GOP Rebuttal To Obama Speech: Let's Just Start Over

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Republican adversaries remain ready to rumble in the aftermath of his impassioned push to reform America's...

Jonathan Cohn: The News In The Speech

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Looks like there's some news in the speech after all. Quite a bit. On the policy front, President Obama tonight endorses, clearly and unambiguousl...

Three Simple Things We Can Do Now While We Wait for Health Care Reform

Jake Steinfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jake Steinfeld

As a country, we're overweight and out of shape, and regardless of whatever health care reform we end up with, we will not be able to reduce health care costs if we don't exercise more and eat better.

Obama Health Care Speech Reactions

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George Stephanopoulos, ABC News I...think this might have been the most emotional speech I've ever seen President Obama give. He was right on the edg...

What Needs to Be Done

Tommy G. Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tommy G. Thompson

Obama must do more to remind Americans why just as recently as May more than half of them supported health reform. His address can only be the beginning if he wants to succeed in passing a reform bill.

August Was a Sideshow, September Is for Progress

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The August recess, which was supposed to be all about health care, ended up being about anything but health care. And now, Republicans are intent on making the focus about me.

The Real Health Care Scare

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

In all of the vitriol being spewed over a national health care plan, little attention is being directed at the pharmaceutical companies and the potential conflicts of interest involving the doctors doing their research.

White House Shifts On Public Health Care Option

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's top political adviser is backing away from having a government health care plan compete against private carriers...

Pawlenty: If Dems Use Public Option As Trigger, They'll Shoot Themselves In The Foot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as members of President Obama's fractured party appeared to warm to the notion of putting a so-called "trigger" on any public health insurance op...