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Medicare Expansion

On the 50th Birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, We're Stronger Thanks to the Affordable Care Act

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

The Affordable Care Act is the biggest coverage expansion in 50 years and is contributing to bringing health cost growth under control.

Should Only Seniors Be Allowed to Drive on the Highways?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We want a public option. We need a public option. And that public option already exists -- we just need to open it up, to all Americans.

Freedom Is Now Affordable

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

I am always confused by critics of health care reform who associate freedom with employer-provided health insurance. There is nothing more freeing than having the opportunity to pursue a dream without the worry that you're one accident away from incurring crippling debt.

Open Letter to Health Reform Advocates: Pay Attention to Discrimination

Robert Espinoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Espinoza

The harms inflicted by discrimination reveal themselves in our bodies as we age -- as people of color, as poor and low-income people, and as LGBT people. The symptoms manifest as higher rates of high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, depression, social isolation and more.

Brewer Draws Harsh 'Judas' Slam From Fellow Republican

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

A hearing on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's (R) plan to expand Medicaid grew heated on Wednesday when a GOP county chairman lashed out at the governor and ...

The Midterm Elections and Medicare For All

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

There are a number of candidates running for office this November who support single-payer legislation, both incumbents and challengers.

Lucia Graves

Medicare Expands Coverage To Help Seniors Quit Smoking | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Medicare coverage for seniors trying to quit smoking has been expanded to include those who have not already been diagnosed with a tobacco-related dis...

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...

Gray Matters: John Conyers -- Forgotten but Not Gone

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

All we can do is see how it works. If things don't really change for the better and Democrats remain in the majority in Congress maybe we can come closer to the Conyers bill, and hear the sleeping dog bark.

Improving the Health Care Bill After It Passes Will Not Be Easy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Progressives who oppose this bill are not being obstructionist. Rather, they are taking the position that when real opportunities to reform health care arise, it is essential to get it right.

Mr. President, Please: A Little Less Oprah, a Little More LBJ

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

Want to know how to get this president's attention? Disagree with him or oppose him, and he's putty in your hands.

Health Reform by Phased Medicare Inclusion

Eric Fonkalsrud, M.D. and Michael Intriligator | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Fonkalsrud, M.D. and Michael Intriligator

Expansion of Medicare coverage to the uninsured or under-insured is the most logical and least expensive method of assuring basic health coverage for all citizens.

Health Care Reform by Medicare Expansion

Michael D. Intriligator | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael D. Intriligator

Medicare Expansion would establish a system of national health care in the United States, which would both control costs and provide quality basic health care to all Americans.