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Small Business Health Care Plan Revisited

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Perhaps the two greatest shortcomings of the Obama healthcare bill are its failure to contain two of the largest health care costs--medical insurance ...

Baby Boomers Fear Outliving Medicare, New Poll Suggests


WASHINGTON — The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will be written befo...

Doctors Brace For Big Medicare Cuts

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Breast cancer surgeon Kathryn Wagner has posted a warning in her waiting room about a different sort of risk to patients' health: S...

Uncertainty Over Medicare Pay Sets Doctors On Edge

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — For the third time this year, Congress is scrambling to stave off a hefty pay cut to doctors treating Medicare patients – eve...

... Waiting for Merlin

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

If health care is so central to the national purpose and survival, we should treat to all insurance companies as public utilities. They should be highly regulated like any and all common public utilities.

Dear President Obama: A Modest Medicare Proposal

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Most of us will do damn near anything to get out from under the thumbs of the multi-millionaire CEOs who are running our current insurance programs. Sign me up!

From Death Panel to Death Spiral

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The GOP is not the party of small government and lower taxes. They are the Party of borrow and spend, big government and sex scandals.

The Overturned Medicare Veto: A Good First Step Toward Resolving The Problems Of Privatization

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Last week's action by Congress to override Bush's veto of the Medicare bill was a landmark step toward reversing the tide of privatization of the program over the last three decades.

GOP Leaders: Vote However You Need To For Reelection

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Senate leaders -- terrified by the prospect of losing five or more seats in November -- have freed their members to vote however they need ...

Kennedy's Return Compelled 9 Republicans To Switch Medicare Votes

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Regarding yesterday's passage of the Democrats' Medicare bill: If there was ever question about what force of nature compelled nine Republicans to swi...

Ted Kennedy Returns To Senate For First Time Since Brain Tumor

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The liberal lion, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), returned to the Senate Wednesday to break a stalemate on critical stalled Medicare legislation, making his ...