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Health Care Politics

Does America Really Want Change?

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

The real problem is that the big dollar incentives don't line up. The folks with the most skin in the game (insurance and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and large medical associations) profit dearly from the status quo. More care equals more money.

How We Can Truly Improve Health Care

Matthew Heineman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Heineman

In directing ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare, Susan Froemke and I explore how our system is broken and why it doesn't want to change. But we also highlight pioneering leaders and courageous patients across the country who are implementing solutions.

Sam Stein

Barbour, Cornyn, Cantor Lower Expectations For GOP Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the elections approaching and the conservative base getting drunk on the idea of retaking both chambers of Congress, top leaders in the Republica...

Sam Stein

Cornyn: 'We Need To Keep Expectations... Fairly Modest' About Health Care Repeal (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shortly after the passage of health care reform, Senator John Cornyn (R-Tex.) found himself one of the lone voices of moderation inside the Republican...

Sam Stein

NRSC's Cornyn: We Won't Call For Repealing All Of Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the passage of health care reform, nearly the entire slate of Republican senatorial candidates seems ready to run on a repeal of the bi...

Sam Stein

DCCC Chair To Dems: 'Go On The Offense' With Health Care Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lawmaker overseeing Democratic reelection campaigns in the House of Representatives is urging candidates to take ownership of health care reform a...

Health Care Reform Hangs In Balance As Legal And Political Challenges Mount

The New York Times | JEFF ZELENY and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The battle over health care is poised to move swiftly from Congress back to the country as Democrats, Republicans and a battery of interest groups rac...

Sam Stein

Matthew Dowd: To Hurt Dems, GOP Should Want Health Care To Pass (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A longtime Republican adviser suggested on Monday that the GOP should switch tacks on health care reform -- rather than continue to vilify the process...

American Values Network Makes Religious Case For Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new television ad released by the American Values Network makes a religious appeal for health care reform in a new ad. The progressive faith group, ...

Sam Stein

Kyl Calls DeMint And Inhofe's Health Care Remarks "Unfortunate" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Jon Kyl, R-A.Z., pushed back against his GOP colleagues on Sunday for suggesting that they could break the president and reap electoral advant...

GOPers Parroting Luntz's Anti-Health Care Memo

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in May, in anticipation of the coming health care debate, Republican pollster, strategist and word smith Frank Luntz penned a memo (PDF) detailin...

Sam Stein

Schumer: With Franken Seated No Need To Compromise On Public Option | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the leading Senate Democrats in the health care reform battle said that the seating of Al Franken has given the party the purpose and direction...