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Ending Health Care Pinball

Robert E. Litan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Robert E. Litan

If even a fraction of America's 300 million patients turned into entrepreneurial patients -- making informed decisions, sharing in productivity gains, and taking ownership of their care -- the health care system would experience a tsunami of cost savings and quality care would skyrocket.

My Blue Shield Experience Embodies Our Stupid and Wasteful Health Insurance System

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

Recognize this melody? If you're a Blue Shield of California member, you hear it pretty much every time you call and end up holding till an actual person answers. A few days ago I heard it for half an hour.

We Are Much More Than a Fiscal Watchdog

Tim Roeper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Roeper

Jason Linkins got some things wrong about the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and we feel compelled to clear the air.

Jason Linkins

Lewin Group Rears Its Head On Eve Of Health Care Reform Address | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McClatchy is reporting today on a new study by the Lewin Group, a health care research organization that purports to be independent but is actually a subsidiary of health insurance giant UnitedHealth.

Tom Daschle: The Man Behind Insurance Cooperatives

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Tom Daschle, has been busy performing his dual roles as health care adviser to the White House and "highly paid policy adviser to hospital, drug, pharmaceutical and other health care industry clients."

Ryan Grim

Lewin Group's Parent Company Donated Big To GOP Leaders | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republican Leaders John Boehner (Ohio) and Eric Cantor (Va.) have taken roughly $60,000 from the health insurance company that owns the research...

Health Care vs. White House Beer? Are You Kidding Me?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Is this former lifelong Republican, now an avid Obama supporter, the only American with a sense of fury directed against the divided Democrats when it comes to reforming health care?

CBO Gives Boost To Obama Health Plan

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives pounced on a congressional budget analysis to bolster their plan for a government-run health insurance ...

The Least-Trusted Flack on CNN

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Dwyer

Wolf Blitzer, the chief flack at Lou Dobbs' birther network, makes CNN one of the pitiful places Republicans can still lie confidently about the Lewin Group.

Jason Linkins

Morning Joe Allows Guests To Pimp Lewin Group 'Research' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Two day ago, the Washington Post wrote up an article documenting the often unstated connections between the Lewin Group -- whose health care talking p...

Crazy Wingnut Healthcare Attacks Exposed

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Predictably, as healthcare reform grows larger in the window, the claims from the far-right are becoming increasingly bizarre and ridiculous, topping, in some cases, the psychotic claims of, say, the Obama birthers.

Sahil Kapur

"Nonpartisan" Front For Insurers Has Been Widely Cited | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Lewin Group, exposed by the Washington Post as a subsidiary of an insurance company, has been widely cited as an objective, nonpartisan source of ...

GOP Leans On "Independent" Research From Firm Owned By Health Insurance Company

Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The political battle over health-care reform is waged largely with numbers, and few number-crunchers have shaped the debate as much as the Lewin Group...