Just a month ago, a new poll revealed that 22% of the public thought health reform had been repealed, and another 26% were unsure or unwilling to say. Apparently there are some misunderstandings in need of being cleared up.
The next time you hear the health insurance industry complain about its "measly" profit margins, don't buy it. Their "reframing" is nothing more than an attempt to take your mind off the tragedies they cause for so many Americans.
Blue Shield's rate increases are giving California reformers the ammo to go to the legislature for proposals that give regulators the power to say no and to create a public insurance option in California. What starts here will spread.
Christina Zisa's story is worth telling, particularly in light of our President's speech last night in which he expressed interest in bringing down healthcare costs by enacting "medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits."
Was PolitiFact right to call the "government takeover of health care" the "lie of the year" or has the role of government been so enlarged that we can now assume DC is in charge of what our physicians prescribe?
As Washington starts batting around the plans to slash the long-range national deficit, one stands out as an especially good acid test of just how far we're willing to go. That's the Ryan-Rivlin plan to end Medicare as we know it.
It is up to the Democratic Party -- the party that brought us Social Security and Medicare -- to do better, to stand proudly and confidently behind a broad, positive agenda that is good for Americans of all ages.
There's a lot to be thankful for. I couldn't have said this last year when we were still wrangling over health reform. What I'm most thankful for is our country finally tried to solve a problem that had been put off for 50 years.
Despite promises from Republicans to repeal the health care reform law, they can't do it. Even if the Senate agreed with the House and passed a repeal bill, President Obama would veto it. But what about death by a thousand cuts?
While it might seem unusual for a Republican to champion Medicare, Bill Flores - the Republican vying for the seat in Texas' 17th Congressional District - has staked out a position that defends the government-run insurance plan from cuts in this year's health care reform law.
Betsy Burton, who owns a small independent bookstore in Salt Lake City, is frustrated. No one seems to know about the tax credit that has helped her, and the media doesn't seem to be covering it much. This is Betsy's story.