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Opinions Of Health Reform Law Unchanged One Year Later | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new survey released last week by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that "little has changed on the public opinion front" regarding he...

Medicare 'Doughnut Hole': Seniors Skeptical Of Health Care Reform Persuaded By Plan's Promise To Close Prescription Coverage Gap

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI (MATT SEDENSKY -- AP) -- Lawmakers have wooed seniors skeptical of the health care overhaul by emphasizing the plan would close the "doughnut ho...

My New Year's Predictions for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

A rough rule of thumb to follow is that the Senate bill will likely dominate the discussions, with a few bones thrown to the House version.

Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Our current medical model is based on disease and organ pathology. A disease management system. No overt disease and your doctor will dismiss you. It will not be covered by your insurance.

How We Can Afford Health Care Reform

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

There seem to be two fixes to the Medicare problem. One consists of paying private insurers differently; the other, paying providers differently. Neither involves pulling the plug on grandma.

'Public Option' a Shadow of Its Original Intent - Dr. Marcia Angell Advises Optional Medicare Buy-In

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

By marginalizing the single-payer model from the outset, Democrats have already backed away from making the best case for health care reform as means to economic recovery.

Is Health Care Reform About to Go the Way of No Child Left Behind?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The White House may be willing to cave on drug price negotiations and having a public option. Giving us health care reform without those key ingredients is like serving a PBJ sandwich without the peanut butter or the jelly.

Dems & Repubs on Health Care: 'Love a Lobbyist'

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The same insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies have granted themselves billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies and inflated profits continue to shape the healthcare reform debate today.

Like Wall Street, Current Health Care Policy Privatizes Profit And Socializes Risk

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The excesses of the health insurance industry resemble those of Wall Street and the subprime housing market, typified by privatized profits for insurers and socialized risk for taxpayers and consumers.