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Broccoli Is Your Best Bet In Rudy Baylor's ObamaCare Marketplace

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Right now, in every state across America, teams of people are building websites that will change the health care landscape in this country. These "Health Insurance Exchanges" will offer Americans government-run health insurance plans.

Let's Do Everything Like Health Care

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Goldberg

I'm so convinced that the private market will make everything better that I think we should do it across the board. Let's start with firecare. Why should I pay for firecare services for people who are dumb enough to start fires?

Will Marry For Health Insurance

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Terri Carlson, a 45-year-old divorced mother, was born with a genetic immune disorder. Her COBRA health insurance will run out in a year and health in...

A Health Care Wishlist for 2010

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

2010 holds great promise for improving our health care system. However, with mounting deficits at both the state and federal levels, nothing is guaranteed.

The Audacity of Greed

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Health insurers have just made the best argument yet about why a public insurance option is necessary.

The Road to Health Care is Paved with Bad Intentions

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The focus of the deliberations are far removed from any talk of improving health. It isn't health care being produced in this process, but rather, health carelessness.

Every Democratic Senator Must Vote to Allow an Up or Down Vote on Health Care

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If a Democratic Senator votes to prevent his party from having an up or down vote on its top domestic priority, he is endangering the political lives of his swing district colleagues. That would be unforgivable.

Voters Tiring of Republican Partisanship on Healthcare

Andrew Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Baumann

Momentum is growing for passage of health care reform, and, because of their continued obstructionism, so is the threat to Republicans.

The Public Option: Why Not Allow 80 Million Americans to Join?

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

After all, if a public option pays for itself, and does not cost a nickel to create and operate, why not allow as many as 80 million citizens to become eligible when any bill becomes law?

Help The Steins: Mother Who Went Blind To Save Her Children's Sight Struggles With Medical Debt

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming response from the HuffPost community, we've extended the length of this fundraiser, raising our goal to $30,000 (we wer...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

I'm happy for union workers who've earned "better" plans through collective bargaining. But I'm somewhat unsympathetic on the subject when most of us working stiffs can't afford any plan at all.

Stein Family Says Thank You, Looks To The Future

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After a whirlwind week that saw their family featured on the front page of The Huffington Post and $30,000 raised to help them pay their overwhelming ...

10 Reasons Why Democrats Who Opposed the Health Care Bill Made a Political Mistake

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Even ignoring how critical it is to overhaul our broken health care system, most of the 39 Democrats who voted against reform in the House last week still made a political mistake. Here's why.

An Open Letter to Senator Max Baucus : Save Your Health Care Bill With Simple Reform

Dr. Paul Toffel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Toffel

I've reviewed the current form of the your Senate Finance Committee bill, which is basically a good compromise, but has significant watered-down defects as it's about to go to vote.

The HealthScare Debate

David Spiegel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Spiegel

So the health scare mongers accuse the government of what the private insurers are now doing. The anti-change 'protesters' are angry and they're not gonna take it any more. The only problem is that the private insurers have already taken it, and the anti-reformers are angry at the wrong people.

Thousands In Columbus, Ohio Tell Congress Health Care Reform Is Urgent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Read what HuffPost readers have submitted. While covering the Health Insurance Reform Now! Let's Get It Done bus tour for HuffPost, Dawn Te...

Insurance Denials for Pregnant Moms

Barbara Dehn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Dehn

Insurance companies have no liability or risk if they chose not to cover prenatal tests. And since health care providers must do these tests, whether they are paid for or not, OB providers and hospitals absorb the cost.

Why the Insured Should Support Health Care Reform: Employer Sponsored Health Insurance is an Endangered Species

Anne Mai Bertelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Mai Bertelsen

Employer-sponsored insurance is an endangered species. Without health care reform, including a public option, many more Americans will join the ranks of the uninsured. Including, potentially, my family.

Time to Just Say No to Giant Corporate "Parasites" -- and Recognize Them for What They Are

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The corporate parasites are the loudest defenders of "free markets" and the most vociferous opponents of "government takeovers," when in fact they exist by feeding off the taxpayers.

Insurance Execs Testify: No Need for the Public Option

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Isn't it high time for all Americans to realize that we are being fleeced by those who claim that we don't need a public option?

Have You No Decency, Sir? At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

Last night's eruption reminded me of the famous quotation from Joseph Welch, who admonished Senator Joseph McCarthy, and exposed him as a bully, now largely regarded as a blowhard.

Who will be the Killer D's

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Obama created the space for the Democrats to work. He outlined a lot of stuff, but did not get specific in the semantics. He opened up the lane once again for prima donna Congresspeople to drive in for the layup.

The Health Care Question Should Be About the Insurance Industry Stranglehold, Not a "Government Takeover"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The battle is on. Remind your Members of Congress that none of them took an oath to protect the profits of private insurance companies.

Health Care Reform: The New Promised Land

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Lynch

When my father died we were left in insurmountable, unrecoverable debt and we did, literally, go broke because he got sick.

Mr. President, Republicans are Sensing Victory, Because You Won't Fight

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

We need to see President Obama's teeth Wednesday night. I want to know that there is some steel behind the cool facade.