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House Restores Budget Cuts, Affirms Strong Ethics Law

Greg Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Harris

The actions of the House, although by overwhelming bipartisan majorities, are only the first step in undoing this damage to the state.

On 9/10 Obama Found His Theme: Now Stay On It and Stay Angry

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Over-and-over-and-over until he gets bored hearing himself say it, and then he needs to continue. And, when the McCain campaign changes its tune, he still keeps it up.

The Video McCain Hopes You Won't See

Eve "nyceve" Gittelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why is John McCain hiding Sarah Palin? Why is John McCain hiding his grotesque record from the American people? This video ought to make it very clear.

The Four Anythings - A New Singing Group

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deane Waldman

We are forming a new singing group called the Four Anythings. We sing about healthcare and you can join in. Remember the song "Anything you can do I ...

Palin Mirrors McCain's Free Market Healthcare Fundamentalism

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Gov. Palin's portfolio on healthcare, as in other areas, is thin. But she is a vocal proponent of market medical care and deregulation, the path that has led to the current grave healthcare crisis.

Obama Goes from Defense to Offense

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

Obama went from professorial to pugnacious -- and from an exotic newby to an average American with the same values as voters.

Not One Thin Dime: Republican Health Advisor Says the Uninsured Can Just Go to an Emergency Room

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

There is a mentality at work here, whereby the comfortable and complacent regard the suffering of others with undue equanimity. You can't afford regular healthcare, but you can always go down to the ER.

Obama's Tragic Campaign: Our Last Chance

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

I just can't believe this emphasis of Obama's on minor tax cuts. Now is the time to be bold and maintain the courage of one's convictions.

What Obama and McCain Won't Tell You

Richard Walden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Walden

Political contributions are discretionary but come from the same pool of funds which are the lifeblood charities and other nonprofits depend upon to provide vital services to our communities.

Universal Healthcare and the 2008 Election

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

We need to get back to basics and take care of the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS right here in this country first.

Why Hilda Needs Universal Health Care

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

A week doesn't go by in my district offices without some constituent, often several, calling in a panic about a personal health care crisis.

Gitmo On California And Foster Avenues

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

Believe that the American Health Care Crisis is only about the uninsured? That hospital malfeasance/negligence is subject to restitution? Welcome to my nightmare...that could become yours.

What Do MoveOn Members Think About Health Care?

Eli Pariser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Pariser

However we ask the question, our members prefer the strategy of pushing for national public health insurance.

Is MoveOn.Org Ignoring Its Core Democratic Principles in Setting its Direction on Health Care Reform?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Without asking its members, MoveOn's leaders have elected to join the steering committee of, and pledge at least $500,000 of its members' money to, a new health care coalition.

Sustainable Health Care Reform

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

The Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan proposes to repair the health care system by giving all Americans a voucher to select a standard benefits package offered by insurance company.

How to Save America $16 Billion and Spare Millions from Disease

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

How do Americans expect to compete in the global economy if our workforce isn't healthy enough to be competitive? The good news is, many of the US's most prevalent medical problems are very preventable.

Beyond Sicko

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Pick any national metric of healthiness -- life expectancy, infant mortality, birth weight, chronic diseases incidence -- and America's comparative performance is in the cellar. How can this be?

Health Care for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

For a relatively small amount of money, we can provide primary health care to every American in need of it through an expansion of the successful Federally Qualified Health Center program.

Safety First - NOT!

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

There is a recent push in U.S. hospitals to inculcate a "culture of safety." Can anyone be against safety? I can and you be will too, if you want healthcare to improve.

Why is Health Care for America Now Giving Up on Real Reform?

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

In search of a supposedly politically viable plan, the coalition has surrendered in advance on the only overhaul that will actually cure the disease: a single-payer, mproved Medicare for all reform.

When Doctors Revolt

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Given the amount of debt most doctors accumulate in medical school and the price of housing in many places in the U.S., doctors' declining pay could be the issue that tips the scales toward healthcare reform.

The Fix That Fails, And Worse

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

"Fixes that fail" - a delightful, euphonious and depressing phrase. Delightful because it is so useful. Euphonious because of alliteration and scansio...

The Medical System Meltdown

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

If McCain is allowed to determine our future medical care, we will continue to suffer as a nation from a system designed to cater to only the smallest percentage of the very most wealthy people on earth.

Ted Kennedy To Lead Renewed Universal Health Care Effort

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Edward M. Kennedy's office has begun convening a series of meetings involving a wide array of healthcare specialists to begin laying the groun...

Fourth of July Appeal

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

On the Fourth of July, we health care workers request relief from the oppressive burden of government over-regulation. Without such relief, we cannot provide you with the care you need.