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New Book About Obama's Mother Stirs Controversy

Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

A new book about the life of Barack Obama's mother is casting doubt on an anecdote shared by the president during his 2008 election campaign and subse...

Giving Americans Better Health Insurance Choices

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

Bipartisan support for Exchanges isn't surprising. When they are up and running, state Exchanges will save money for their residents by making the health insurance market more competitive and accessible, a goal that leaders from both parties can get behind.

It's Time to Get Outraged

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

One of my favorite bumper stickers reads, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." That's sort of how I feel about the health care debate.

Obama Health Care Law Glitch Opens Medicaid To Millions Of Middle-Class Americans

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor...

Insuring Good Times at the Mauna Lani

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

One of the reasons insurers have been spending less of our premium dollars on medical care in recent years is because they have decided to devote more to meeting the relentless profit expectations, and lavishly rewarding those who succeed.

Sam Stein

Health Care Law's Defenders See Good Signs In Latest Court Hearing | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The most telling element of Tuesday’s Appeals Court arguments over the constitutionality of the president’s health care legislation ...

Sam Stein

Next-To-Last Stage In Health Care Reform's Legal Battle Begins Tomorrow | Sam Stein | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday morning marks the next, and perhaps next to last, stage in a legal drama that will determine the fate of President Barack Obama'...

Obama Administration Appeals Judge's Health Care Ruling

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — The federal health care overhaul's core requirement to make virtually all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties is const...

House Republicans Trying To Use Tax Law To Limit Abortions

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House panel voted Thursday to limit tax breaks for insurance policies that cover abortions as House Republicans try to chip away ...

Obama Health Care Idea Could Mean Better Treatment, Savings

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A new approach to medical care could mean higher quality and less risk for patients while saving millions of dollars for taxpayers,...

Obama Tells Republicans Nice Try On Push For Health Care Records

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama once promised that negotiations over his health care overhaul would be carried out openly, in front of TV ca...

Sam Stein

Obama's Embrace Of Health Care Opt-Out Could Shift Legal, Public-Relations Debates | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House officials insisted on Monday that President Barack Obama's embrace of a provision that would give states the right to opt ou...

Obama Open To Easing Health Care Law Requirements

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is offering to let states unhappy with his health care overhaul design their own plans as long as they fulfi...

Judge Tosses Latest Obama Health Care Suit

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit claiming that President Barack Obama's requirement that all Americans have health in...

Elise Foley

GOP Plans To Force Vote On Health Care Repeal | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans will attempt to repeal last year's sweeping health care law via an amendment to a Federal Aviation Administration fun...

Obama Tries New Can-Do Slogan, Details TBD

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — There's a new slogan in town, and it's a winner. At least that's what President Barack Obama has in mind....

Obama Open To 'Tweak' Of Health Care Law

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ridiculed lingering opposition to his 10-month-old health care law Friday and vowed to oppose efforts to rep...

Health Insurance for Children Under Age 19 in Kentucky

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm doing research on a longer article about the first battles on implementing health care reform in Kentucky. A battle between well-entrenched healt...

Obama Administration Reverses Decision On End-Of-Life Counseling

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Reversing a potentially controversial decision, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling from the gr...

A Judge's Assist to Single Payer?

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

Perhaps unwittingly, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Richmond, Va., has enhanced the prospects for single-payer health reform. He did so Monday by...

Harvard Political Review Publishes Annual Report on America

Meredith Bagby | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Meredith Bagby

If these students can work together to pinpoint and discuss our problems in a respectful and thoughtful way, why can't our politicians and leaders?

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.

Tom Daschle: Public Option Killed By 'Understanding' Between Legislators, Hospitals, Insurers

Wonk Room | Igor Volsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his book, Daschle reveals that after the Senate Finance Committee and the White House convinced hospitals to to accept $155 billion in payment red...

Mom, Will You Take Me Back On Your Insurance?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally broadcast on NPR's Morning Edition and published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By ...

Obama Looks To Boost Health Care Reform In Marking 6-Month Anniversary Of New Law

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Blaming himself for coolness to his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama is seeking to reintroduce the law to voters...