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It's Time To Lead, Mr. President

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's legislative style has been to vaguely define what he's for, introduce a plan that is quite obviously open to lots and lots of negotiation, and then sit back and let Congress work it out.

"Anything" Is Not Necessarily Better Than the Health Care We Have Now

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Health care is considered so sick in the USA that many believe anything is better than what we have now, so let's pass ObamaCare. At least, it is a ...

Healthcare Reform: WIIFM?

Ruth Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Sherman

Clients come to me when they want help selling themselves and their ideas. I work from one primary line of reasoning: What's In It For Me, a.k.a., WIIFM. Policy makers should do the same.

Can I Get the Same Health Care Plan That Michael Steele Has?

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

A clear, concise, affordable, public health plan would not only promote the general welfare, but would also make the human capital much more valuable in this country.

I'm Sick of Hearing About the Poor, Poor Millionaires

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats have to get over their knee-jerk reaction to being labeled "tax and spenders" by their opposition. If higher taxes for millionaires are the way to pay for healthcare reform, then let everyone know it, and know why.

Health Care or Disease Care? Part 1

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Len Saputo: We need publicly funded health care, but we need more -- a system based on prevention.

Caring For The Uninsured in Wise County, VA (Assignment Desk)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This weekend, as congressmen, staffers, and lobbyists clamor to pass a bill to provide health coverage to the 75 million under or uninsured, volunteer...

Equal Opportunity Corruption

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Stewardship will solve the equal opportunity corruption in the United States if more and more of us will take our stewarding duties seriously. It's only going to work one individual at a time.

Healthcare Reform... "All Bleeding Stops Eventually"

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

A significant potion of the healthcare dollar is wasted on testing and procedures to protect the caregiver and hospital from overzealous lawyers.

Health Care Reform is a National Security Issue

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

To hear the Republican rhetoric, health care reform is not socialism: it's the first domino on the path to full-blown Marxist-Leninist hell.

Healthcare Reform That Conservatives Could Love

Nathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Lewis

No "healthcare reform" plan is going to work that involves spending more money. That would just make the problem worse.

While Congress Dallies, Desperate Americans Seek Free Health Care

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The day before six centrist Senators signed a letter to halt health care reform, citizens were lining up for health care provided by Remote Area Medical, a non-profit relief corps dedicated to providing free health care.

Study: Most Children Strongly Opposed To Children's Healthcare (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A study by the National Center for Policy Analysis found that children are overwhelmingly against health services like vaccinations and doctors visits...

Sen. Nelson: House Healthcare Bill Would Create "Class Warfare"

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report on healthcare was a "devastating blow" to the bill's prospects, a key centrist Democrat argued Friday. ...

ObamaCare: Robbing Peter to Pay...No One

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Recall the commercial: "More taste! Less Filling!" ObamaCare is "More Insurance! Less Care!"

Censored by ABC, Obama's Doc Speaks Out

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Isabel Macdonald

There have been no single-payer advocates on ABC all year. And a recent FAIR study found single-payer was equally shut out on CBS and NBC.

Congressman Courtney Issues Wake-Up Call to House: "Take a Look at Yourselves in the Mirror"

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

Courtney's remarks demonstrate in no uncertain terms that Congress has nothing short of an ineluctable moral obligation to provide the American people with quality, affordable healthcare

Nancy Pelosi's Sarah Palin Moment

Kim Stagliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Stagliano

Good God in heaven - it's been a rough week for anyone who loves a person with autism. I'm rather fond of three girls with autism, my daughters Mia, G...

Obama, FDR, and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's ability to rise to the challenge will not only determine the fate of the health care system, but whether he will join the ranks of a handful of presidents who increased the security of the American people.

Weekly Pulse: The Bill the House Built

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care

GOP Pushing Hidden Health Care Tax on All Americans, Not Reform

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Many Republicans would do nothing to reform health care and would instead leave in place the hidden $1,800 a year tax on all Americans.

Stop Pay-For-Performance! Start Pay-For-Outcome.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

The Obama Administration is considering implementing the pay-for-performance approach initiated by the British National Health Service (NHS). But that system has flaws.

How Congress Avoids Health Care Transparency

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday, the House of Representatives released a 1,018 page bill (H.R. 3200) to reform the nation's health care system. This is the first step in th...

House Health Plan Released, Will Boost Taxes On Rich

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and ...

Healthcare Reform and the Price of Torture

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Coombs Lee

In this country we usually torture people before we allow them to die of whatever is killing them --- cancer, emphysema, the multi-organ failure of di...