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Insurance Reform

5 Reasons Republicans Should Embrace Obamacare... and Take Credit for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans would be far better served embracing Obamacare, labeling it correctly, taking credit for it, and using it to "prove" the virtues of free market competition.

GOP: Lack of Insurance Revokes Sanctity of Life

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In the case of fetuses and rich people, Republicans insist on the sanctity of life. But in the case of destitute people, infants who imprudently choose working-poor parents and struggling young adults the GOP says there's nothing sacred about their lives.

The Marie Antoinette of Health Insurance and How to Dethrone Her

Jamie Court | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Jamie Court

Health insurance rates are like a runaway train and there's no police force or firefighting squad with the power to stop them. Thirty-five states require health insurance companies to get permission before raising rates, but not California.

Insurers Might Delay Covering Children With Pre-Existing Conditions

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just days after President Obama signed the new health care law, insurance companies are already arguing that, at least for now, they do not have to pr...

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Feinstein Insurance Reform Kicked Out Of Health Care Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate parliamentarian told Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday afternoon that her proposal to create a National Insurance Rate Authority run...

Time to Reform That Other Insurance Industry

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

We all depend on reasonably-priced insurance to function and I'm not talking just about heath insurance. Without affordable property-casualty insuran...

On Health Care Smaller Might Be Better

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

By making this bill about reforming health insurance companies, but not about expanding health coverage the administration would end up with a better, more politically viable bill.

Open Letter: From Sam Houston to Barack Obama

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

Mr. President: It's my humble privilege as a citizen with my own place in American history to write to you as you're about to make the most important...

Why Real Health Care Reform Is Impossible

Barry Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Sears

Health care providers are making too much money. So what is the solution? Less health insurance, not more, may be the answer. Fewer food subsidies, not more, might be a start.

Obama Plans to Reform Economy, Not Just Health Insurance

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The teabaggers are apoplectic because this isn't just about health care. This is about the values of a government.

Obama: Addressing the Healing Crisis

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

If every older person were guaranteed a physician with time to talk about life and ways to live it more fully, as well as to discuss the best ways to deal with the inevitability of death, debates about "death panels" would wither.

"Capitolism": A Race between Congressional Corruption and the Most Massive Citizen Involvement in U.S. Legislative History

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

All of the sudden five-year increase in consumer spending, which primed the U.S. economy for the fall, can be attributed to health care costs.

10 "Simple" Steps to Health Care Reform

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Here are ten simple things we can do to reform health care.

The Autism Treatment Acceleration Act and the Autism Sandbox

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

For families all over the country, the ability to find quality care and services for their child, much less the ability to pay for them if they are found is a daunting task.