I have to admit before I begin that I don't watch cable television "news" during the day, because I consider it largely to be a waste of my valuable t...
Forcing Senators like Nelson, Baucus, and Lincoln to respond to the American public, through a petition, would be the right thing politically as well as morally.
The Finance Committee has opted to save money by leaving 25 million Americans out of health care. Without a public option, nothing will stop premiums from rising, requiring taxpayers to foot the bill.
Olympia Snowe's vote might not have been a tie-breaker, but it was a mood-shifter. And at least she's not the kind who gloats, flaunts her influence and does a victory dance when the bargaining is done.
"Much has been given" to those Americans at the pinnacle of wealth. So it is only fair that "much will be required" when it comes to helping pay for health insurance for those who can't otherwise afford it.
A football locker room. Hundreds of Democrats are sitting on benches, to hear Coach's halftime pep talk in the Health Care Reform Superbowl. Some appear exhausted, some appear battered.
If there was any lingering doubt about the ethical bankruptcy of the health care cartel, we now have incontrovertible evidence in the form of a new report commissioned by the health insurance lobby.
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee finally passed its health care bill. John Nichols of the Nati...
So let me get this straight. President Barack Obama makes a clarion call to reform healthcare so that the 30 million Americans (not including the 12 m...
The health care debate has become a convenient distraction, for both political parties, from the far more pressing issues surrounding the banking meltdown.
As the former Washington State Insurance Commissioner, I oversaw the state's comprehensive health care reform in 1993. Let me tell you, hell hath no fury like a scorned insurance company.
The insurance industry is acting as if price spikes would just magically happen after the bill becomes law, not acknowledging that it sets the costs of premiums.
The insurers hustled, conned and lied to Obama. They cynically played upon his political naiveté about them. Worse, they didn't even try to mask their play of him.
I've reviewed the current form of the your Senate Finance Committee bill, which is basically a good compromise, but has significant watered-down defects as it's about to go to vote.
After pretending for months to cooperate with the Obama administration and Democrats to secure a reasonable health reform bill, the industry's CEOs and lobbyists on Sunday double-crossed their one-time political allies.
The insurance companies have overplayed their hand this time, one suspects. I wouldn't want to play poker against the Chicago pols now in the White House.