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Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ethan Rome

For people who were blown away to learn recently that the 11 largest global pharmaceutical companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the last decade, here's another measure of the industry's greed.

How Health Reform Will Impact Retiree Benefit Programs

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

If you're retired from a company that provides health insurance benefits, get ready for change over the next few years.

How We Got Into this Mess: The Legacy of George W. Bush's Fuzzy Math

Rep. Maurice Hinchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Maurice Hinchey

The American people deserve a full accounting of the Bush administration's disastrous economic policies that got us into this mess so that we can understand what not to do going forward.

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...

Think Again: How to Control Health Care Costs, Conservative Style

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Alterman

Crossposted with the Center for American Progress. With Mickey Ehrlich It's a truism that conservatives support fiscal responsibility. Sure, the las...

Joe Wilson Voted To Provide Taxpayer Money For Illegal Immigrants' Healthcare

Open Congress | Donny Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday night, Rep. Joe Wilson [R, SC-2], shouted "You lie!" at President Obama when he said that the healthcare bill would not cover illegal imm...

Democrats Fire a Shot on Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Reform

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Miller

Are seniors about to get a new deal on prescription drugs from Washington?

Market Mythology in Health Care: Why Markets Can Never Control Health Care Costs

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

If competitive markets are so effective in controlling health care costs, how is it that these costs continue to soar at rates three or four times the rates of cost of living or median family incomes?

"Saving" Medicare by Killing It : Another Victory For Republicans, Industry and Their Lobbyists

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

Even after the House gave overwhelming bipartisan support to the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act by a vote of 355-59 (including 129 Republican votes), the Senate fell two votes short to overcome a presidential veto.