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Health Care Summit

Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System

Marion Roche | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Sylvia, a community health worker in Guatemala, helps mothers in her community to treat diarrhoea with zinc and ORS.In poorer countries and communitie...

One of the People-people

Kate Otto | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

At the mHealth Summit, an annual gathering that attracted 3,600 participants this year, attendees were united in their desire to use of mobile phones to improve health care quality and access.

Jason Linkins

RNC's Steele Calls Reconciliation A 'Parliamentary Trick' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Last Thursday, CNN was in Washington.  Maybe they should have been in Coral Gables.

Rob Shepardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Shepardson

The answers weren't on CNN that day, but that doesn't mean we don't already know how to help real people in need. We do. And these folks have some important answers.

Health Care Reform: Is Less More Or Is It Just Plain Less?

Andrew Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rubin

Under the Democrats plan, an estimated 30 million Americans would have access to better health care and health care insurance. Under the Republican plan, that number is 3 million.

Don't Tell John Boehner

Rep. Anthony Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Anthony Weiner

The Republicans really are just a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry. Thursday's summit proved it: They want to destroy Medicare, shovel money to insurance companies, and screw over the American people.

Jason Linkins

Michael Steele Doesn't Want Dems To Hurt Their Electoral Chances By Passing Health Care Reform, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Paul Begala, riffing on Napoleon Bonaparte, once said, "Never interrupt your opponent when he's destroying himself." That makes sense to me! What ma...

What They Say, and What They Mean: Health Care Summit

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

We've all seen ER -- if bipartisan health care reform were a patient, Doctor Obama would be dejectedly dropping the paddles, ripping off his mask, and asking Nurse Pelosi to call it.

Democrats: Harness the Rhetoric of the Tea Baggers for States' Rights If You Want to Pass Health Care Reform

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Obama made a bold move engaging conservative senators on state-run health care. If he keeps this up he may win big time, installing a "hybrid" of federal and state-run solutions for health care reform.

Polticians' Curious Reactions Joe Stack's Suicide Attack

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one knows what history will make of the present -- least of all journalists, who can at best write history's sloppy first draft. But if I were to p...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Thursday's health care summit could have been dubbed Talking Points-Palooza. The GOP stayed ferociously on message, with speaker after speaker calling on the president to "start over" with a "clean sheet of paper" and take a "step-by-step approach." For their part, Democrats were committed to sending the message that, as Max Baucus put it, "We're really not that far apart." That might be the case -- if Republicans were actually interested in coming to an agreement. But they're not -- as the last 14 months have made abundantly clear. No matter how many conciliatory steps Democrats take in their direction, Republicans just keep backing away. President Obama will announce his plan for moving forward this week. Let's hope he scraps his delusions of bipartisan agreement, and pushes Congressional Democrats to beef up the bill and pass it through reconciliation.

Health Care Summit?

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

The next and only step for the President and his Democratic majority is to turn to Reconciliation, an oft-used process of avoiding a filibuster threat that is always vilified by the opposition.

Left, Right & Center: The Health Care Summit, Goldman and Greece, and Toyoda in D.C.

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Goldman Sachs: Is it Wall St. gone wild? Or just the progress of capitalism? And is the US trouncing on Toyota because it owns GM? How did Mr. Toyoda do on Capitol Hill?

DC Hubbub and What it Means For the Climate Bill

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally published at The Markup. As I sit here writing, I have the White House Health Care Summit running in the background. This is the meeting ...

All in on Health Reform

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

There's something poignant about Obama's attempts to reason with Republicans. As the health summit showed, they haven't worked, but a frustrated public will probably appreciate the effort anyway.

Jason Linkins

Sunlight Foundation's Health Summit Coverage Reveals Special Interest Connections | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the things that I've endeavored to explain over the course of the health care reform debate is that the key driver of policy isn't political ph...

With All Due Respect

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Slansky

Lost in the coverage of President Obama's too-gentle smackdown of John McCain at the health care reform summit was something sublime that passed from McCain's lips.

Seeds of the Summit

S. Ward Casscells, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
S. Ward Casscells, MD

We know that we are in the pundit minority but we do not think the health care summit was a failure. Our thought is that Democrats, Republicans, and Americans emerged winners.

Health Care Summit Transcript: Part 4 (FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has released the full opening remarks of President Obama, Senator Alexander, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid at the bipartisan health...

HCR Summit Reax: Much Ado About Nothing?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

It was awesome, awe-inspiring, amazing, and... boring? In the 24 hours since President Obama sat down with Congress, we've all had time to reflect on ...

Do Doctors in America Turn Away the Uninsured?

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

The uninsured are denied care by doctors all the time. How this denial of care happens, however, is something that nobody in Congress or the media has bothered to discuss

Jason Linkins

Health Care Summit Happily Brings Period Of Bipartisan Illusioneering To An End | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House needed to look open-minded, the Republicans needed to turn the recitation of talking points into a cathartic experience, and the overall presentation was a political theater.

Dingell: Health Care Is Not And Will Never Be The Ten Commandments (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who as the longest serving member of the Congress also holds the distinction of having spent the most time working on hea...

Sunlight on the Health Care Summit

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Brewer

We're trying something a little different today, and we hope you'll join us. As Republican and Democratic leaders have started debating health care i...

Health Care Summit: Does Obama Get It?

The New Republic | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have assumed that the real purpose of today's health care summit was to rally public support for comprehensive health care reform -- the kind of ref...