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A New Year's Resolution to Keep America Moving

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Mass transit is in crisis across the nation. Over the past two years, 84 percent of transit systems have raised fares, cut service, or are considering either of these measures in the near future.

Abortion will NOT be a deal breaker

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

If you only watched TV or surfed the net, you would think health reform hangs by a thread over abortion. It does not. The media would like to pump t...

My New Year's Predictions for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

A rough rule of thumb to follow is that the Senate bill will likely dominate the discussions, with a few bones thrown to the House version.

Subverting the Public Option

Tim Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Ellis

Kucinich submitted an amendment to one health care bill giving states the right to adopt their own single-payer system. Republicans ought to love the chance to walk the walk on states' rights by supporting that one.

Ignored by All Media: Major Health Care Provider Organizations Testify in Support of House Bill

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It might do the media well to devote more than one segment to the reality that the major health care providers and established patient organizations support the President's health care reform.

Personal Responsibility: In Education? Yes! In Health Care? No!

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

When President Obama gave his speech on health care, he spoke as though the phrase personal responsibility did not exist.

Your World in Charts: How Health Care Reform Will Work

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Here's a simple, easy to understand chart of how health care would work if health care reform is passed. It's certainly much more specific than the Republican plan.

In a Town Hall Meeting, Healthcare Swing-Vote Representative Baron Hill [D-IN] Takes a Clear Stand on Reform

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

Hill could not represent a southern Indiana consensus view, because there was none; whatever he chose to do, it would cost him votes.

Why Jim Marshall Won't Read H.R. 3200?

Terry Humphrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Humphrey

I thought it was important to find out how Jim Marshall could justify voting against H.R. 3200 without reading it.

Exchanges, Co-Ops and Cop-Outs on Health Care Reform

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

If enacted, exchanges and co-ops offering a small public option will only raise hopes for reform that will never come, and are therefore a cop-out for those shaping this year's reform attempt.

The Health Care Debate and the Marvel of Permalinks

Avelino Maestas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avelino Maestas

It's still a struggle to easily "compare notes" on legislation. Fortunately, we've made it pretty easy to debate specific sections of legislation here at OpenCongress.

End-of-Life Decisions: Medicare Is Already in the Room

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

The big irony, one that encapsulates our national innocence of death, is the assumption behind the Medicare rumor -- that people can indeed decide how they wish to die. If only that were true.

Congressman Courtney on Health Care: "Failure Is Not an Option"

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

This afternoon, I spoke with Representative Joe Courtney. We discussed misinformation, hypocrisy, economic recovery, the importance of grass-roots support and the urgent need for reform.

The HR-3200: Jimmy Fallon And Carol Alt Make Infomercial For Obama's Health Plan (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon obviously hits the gym. How else would he get those super-huge guns and rock-hard pecs? When he goes, he doesn't screw around with dumbbe...

No August Recess for Congress

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Obama said in July that 14,000 Americans a day are losing health care insurance coverage. So during the time our elected officials want to vacation, 434,000 more Americans will lose coverage.

Reforming the Healthcare System: Why It Can Happen Now

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

A countless number of ordinary folks are driving hundreds of miles to be seen for health issues because they can't afford to pay for treatment back home. It is a sad tale indeed.

Health Care Reform: The "Pedal to the Metal"

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The nastier the attacks against health care reform become, the more worried opponents become that finally our country will get sorely needed reforms.

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...