The Waiting Room is a punch to the gut, an unblinking gaze at the real lives of people cast off and left out of the medical system in the U.S. Shot in cinema verité style, the film takes place entirely in the emergency room at Oakland's Highland Hospital.
Regardless of where you are in the economic spectrum, decisions made by elected officials regarding access to health care will affect you. You have the power to influence these policy decisions by who you select in November.
In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.
Are we content with just seeing a black man occupying the most powerful seat in this country and to see a black family occupying the White House? It's not enough to just be in the house. They must have an impact on the legacy of the country.
Many argue the purchase of health insurance should be a choice. To them, it is a matter of freedom. I understand this concern -- but it's naive to think anyone has the foresight to predict disease.
The claim that President Obama follows public opinion instead of leading it contradicts the GOP's broader message, namely that 'Obamacare' is unpopular and worthy of repeal.
When I hear reporters asking delegates if they think people are energized to re-elect President Obama, I have to think that many of his once fervent supporters, like me, are just a little... tired, that's all. But we will have to find a way to rally.
As the changes called for in this law are rolled out, it is important to know how this reform will affect you and your family. Test your familiarity with this historic piece of legislation by taking this short quiz.
There is fresh evidence almost every week that our uniquely American free market health care system continues to fail us.
That precedent exists for excluding pro-choice candidates from this event makes it all the more difficult for Dolan to put the kind of spin he needs on his decision to invite the president to the dinner.
We have to restrain spending on entitlement programs, especially Social Security, and raise taxes somewhat, on everyone. This encounter with fiscal reality does not appear imminent, but when the crisis truly starts to hit home, we will come together to do what must be done.
The Priorities USA "Understands" ad may be the perfect springboard for the right conversation. However, as long as the focus is on the feigned moral outrage from the Right, as aided and abetted by the cowering of the Left, this election will, in the end, be about the Cult of Personality.
I'm inspired by the women I'm seeing every day -- in airports and coffee shops and campaign headquarters, who know what's at stake and are rolling up their sleeves getting things done.
Under the Affordable Care Act, for the first time ever, women will now have access to life-saving preventive care, such as mammograms and contraception, without paying any more out of their own pockets. As of today, 47 million women will have access to the preventive services they need.
Women's health decisions shouldn't be made by politicians or insurance companies. Rather than wasting time refighting old political battles, this Administration is moving forward and putting women in control of their own health care.
In the short time I have lived in the U.S., I've heard much about the horror of the socialized medicine systems in other countries. Interestingly, all these comments came from people who never lived in such countries.