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National Health Reform

It's Not Just Papa John's

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Not only could workplace pizza parties cost up to 14 cents more per pie thanks to Obamacare, but a majority of employers also expect to pay more for e...

Health Care Reform Has Saved Seniors Billions

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

If the Supreme Court overturns President Obama's health care reform law on Thursday, seniors will likely have to spend billions more on prescription d...

House Payroll Tax Vote Compromises Health

Larry_Cohen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Larry_Cohen

Who turns down a $50 billion savings for the country? Who turns down the opportunity for better health for all Americans?

Let's Not Return to the Days of Health Insurance Abuse

Sen. Sherrod Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Sherrod Brown

In America, a family should never be forced into bankruptcy because a child gets sick. In America, an Ohio family shouldn't be denied coverage if it r...

Mr. Boehner, People in Burning Houses Shouldn't Brandish TNT

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

To date, the orange-faced, red-nosed Mr. Boehner has been more of a pie-throwing clown than the ringmaster of a well-oiled Republican circus.

Rx on Medicare's Birthday: Expand it to All

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

By replacing our crazy-quilt, inefficient system of private health insurers with a streamlined, publicly financed single-payer program, we would reap enormous savings.

Is Obama Finally Pivoting to the Economy?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama needs to sell the benefits of his economic recovery program, including the tax cuts people have received and the elements coming on line this year. He needs to focus on additional ways to create jobs.

Abortion will NOT be a deal breaker

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

If you only watched TV or surfed the net, you would think health reform hangs by a thread over abortion. It does not. The media would like to pump t...

Kennedy May Have Called Coakley Outcome

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Scott Brown has the audacity to run for a seat held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy for 47 years and by a member of the Kennedy family for 53 years. He just might win.

Six Reasons We Must Keep CHIP in Final National Health Reform Legislation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Some contend that ending CHIP will allow more parents and children to be enrolled in the same health plans. But isn't it more important that health coverage for all children be easily secured and affordable?

Family Helped By 'Extreme Makeover' Now Faces Foreclosure

HuffPost | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. A family who received a ne...

Why is Washington Afraid of Health Insurance Premium Regulation?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

The head of the health insurance lobby is urging Congress to double the tax penalties for those who don't buy health insurance. But what's missing is getting tougher on insurers, not consumers.

Why Health Care Reform Will Be Good for Medicare Recipients

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

A dispassionate look at this bill suggests that health reform actually will be good for the Medicare program.

The Passing of the Kennedys and Healthcare Reform

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

With the de facto passing of the Kennedy's in politics, we have truly reached the end of an era. What comes next, it seems, is an age in which the operative question has changed. It is now: what can America do for me?

Caring for Health: Expanding the Policy Dialogue

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Providing universal health coverage is essential, but there are many, many other social policy avenues to pursue if we seek to improve the health of our citizenry.

Millions of 'Dangerous' Socialists Massed on Northern U.S. Border!

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Mann

Government-run health care is only one thing we Americans can learn from Canada and its "left-leaning" political leaders.

America's Self-Defeating Attitude on Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The current system encourages exclusion of those who need medical care the most, and only government has the power to restructure these incentives.

National Health Plan to Contain $2 Trillion Deductible

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Hopes for a quick fix for the nation's health insurance woes were dampened somewhat today when the medical industry released its proposal for a plan that would include a $2 trillion deductible.

No Recovery in Sight -- Unless We Pass Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

A new study came out today that claims that half a million people in California have lost their health insurance coverage during the recession.

Behind Closed Doors, Repeating Mistakes from the Past on Health Care Reform

James Floyd, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Floyd, M.D.

There is tremendous support throughout the country for a single-payer system. President Obama, Give us a seat at the table if you truly want to build consensus around health care reform.

A Ten-Point Solartopian Starter Agenda for the Age of Obama

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan must end. The healing -- moral, spiritual, economic, and in terms of violence -- can only begin when the US leaves these battlefields.

Insatiable Health Care Appetite Trumps Cost Cap Efforts

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Jaffe

Health spending gobbles up a growing percentage of our GDP (16.2% in 2007) because total spending on care rose by 6.1% as increases in volume far outpaced price hikes.

Is MoveOn.Org Ignoring Its Core Democratic Principles in Setting its Direction on Health Care Reform?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Without asking its members, MoveOn's leaders have elected to join the steering committee of, and pledge at least $500,000 of its members' money to, a new health care coalition.

Why is Health Care for America Now Giving Up on Real Reform?

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

In search of a supposedly politically viable plan, the coalition has surrendered in advance on the only overhaul that will actually cure the disease: a single-payer, mproved Medicare for all reform.