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Four Years for the ACA: Time to Keep Building

Mike Lux | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Sunday was the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a moment well worth marking. The ACA, for all its flaws, is already making lives better for many millions of Americans, and as it gets more established will continue to do so.

Farewell to Health Care for America Now

Richard Kirsch | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The debate over the shape of the ACA will continue for years to come. But as each of the millions of Americans who will enroll over the next few months sign up, another nail is hammered in the repeal coffin. Retiring HCAN, its mission accomplished, is another sign that the campaign is keeping its eyes on the prize.

The Fight for a Better Health Care System Is Far from Over

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of reform. We must not focus solely on ACA implementation while ignoring the corrosive effect many insurance companies have on our health care system.

United Against the Secret Trade Agreement (TPP) That Blocks Affordable Health Care -- And Much More

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

This trade agreement is essentially being negotiated by large corporations behind closed doors and -- surprise! -- does not hold much promise for retirees and the middle class.

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

Jeffrey Young

Get Ready For An Onslaught Of Obamacare Information | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

Get ready to start hearing a whole lot more about Obamacare. Advocates are gearing up for sweeping campaigns to shift the conversation this summer and...

How Insurers Are Cashing in on Medicare While Shunning Small Businesses and the Individual Market

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Wendell Potter

The big five health insurance companies have begun reporting their third quarter 2012 earnings and, so far, they are pleasing their shareholders with profits that are better than Wall Street expected.

Greg Rosalsky

'Small Business' Plaintiff In Supreme Court Lawsuit Against Obamacare Refuses To Disclose Mega-Donors | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business, one of the lead plaintiffs in a Supreme Court lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, ...

Mike Sacks

100,000 Progressives Petition Justice Clarence Thomas To Recuse Himself From Health Care Cases | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The calls for Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from the health care cases to be heard in March took a theatrical turn at the Su...

Paul Blumenthal

Auction 2012: How The Drug Industry Games Washington | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. When he first ran for president, Barack Obama...

HHS Protects Fla. Consumers From $145 Million Health Insurance Heist

Ethan Rome | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

There are two clear sides in the health care wars, and when the Republicans like Rick Scott and the insurance companies win, America's seniors and families lose.

Occupy the Kochs, and Stop the Corporatization of America

Ethan Rome | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Kochs and their front groups are trying to steal our democracy. They and their cronies have purchased the Republican Party to serve their agenda of destroying America's middle class, including crushing workers and their unions.

A Tale of Corporate Greed and Political Collusion

Ethan Rome | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to cheat the families of his state out of $140 million in health insurance rebates. If Scott gets his way, it could harm consumers across the country.

"Occupy Wall Street" Should Protest the Wall Street Takeover of Health Care At Insurers' Big Lobbying Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The lobbyists for U.S. health insurers surely have to be feeling a little uneasy knowing that thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have been marching and protesting might target them in the days ahead.

Prospects for Progressive Politics: A July 4th Interview With Activist Jeff Blum

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This year, Americans celebrated their independence at a time when almost 10 percent of the workforce is officially unemployed, millions more are underemployed, and millions of families are losing their homes. Under these circumstances, why isn't the left gaining momentum?

Five Reasons Health Insurance Companies Should Roll Back Rates Now

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Ethan Rome

It's unconscionable that insurance companies continue to impose double-digit premium hikes on America's families and businesses to pay for their excess profits and financial shell games at a time when consumers and employers are struggling in this tough economy.

Insurance Industry Flack Screws Up, Points Us to Report We Really Should Read

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

Successful flacks know how to use a variety of public relations tricks to obscure the truth -- being selective in the disclosure of information, for instance, or using statistics in misleading ways. But sometimes that can backfire.

The Truth About Health Insurance Company Profits: They're Excessive

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Ethan Rome

Following astonishingly high first-quarter profit reports from health insurance companies, that industry's trade group, America's Health Insurance Plans, now claims it is among the least profitable health care industries.

Mother's Truth Inadmissible at Republican Show Trial

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Instead of creating jobs and growing the economy, the Republicans are re-fighting the battles of a year ago and trying to take us back to the days when insurance companies had a stranglehold on our health care.

Republicans Protect Billions in Health Insurance Company Profits

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Unfortunately it's no shock that America's big insurance companies make huge amounts of money and then spend millions to own the Republican Party, which then protects their ability to make excessive profits and pay bloated CEO salaries.

Walker and Boehner: Dangerous and Extreme

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

I know they're both more interested in pleasing the corporate lobbyists than the people they were elected to represent, but Scott Walker and John Boehner have really gone too far.

Wisconsin's Workers Are Fighting for All of Us

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The American Dream has been made possible by the strength of the American labor movement. The people of Wisconsin are making history by drawing a serious line in the sand against unbridled corporate power.

Will Attacking Planned Parenthood Create Jobs?

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Apparently, according to House Republicans, taking away women's access to reproductive health services is an important way to create jobs and get the economy moving again.

Lies, Damned Lies and Republican Hypocrisy

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Republicans will say and do anything to help their rich friends. In the world of post-shame politics, they're the poster children -- they just don't seem to care how extreme and unconscionable their hypocrisy is.

The 'Mis-informant' Part 2: Nathan Spewman Turns 8-Year-Old Girl Into Glenn Beck (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Yesterday we brought you part one of 'The Mis-informant,' a series presented by Health Care For America Now to bring attention to the corporate spread...