Let me humbly suggest that as an alternative to a mandatory system rejected by the majority, we return to the idea of covering most people by attracting them to quality public and private programs through consumer choice. It's called Medicare and it works splendidly.
In striking down the least popular part of Obamacare -- the individual mandate -- the Court will inevitably bring into question one of its most popular parts -- coverage of preexisting conditions. And in so doing, open alternative ways to maintain that coverage.
Sadly for America, there is far too much money, and far too little sunlight, in a government that most voters believe, correctly, is corrupted by money that buys democracy in the dark.
CDOT is reviewing the existing bicycle conditions in Chicago neighborhoods and gathering input from communities to identify the gaps and barriers in the current Chicago bike network.
During the health reform debate, there was controversy and disappointment over the failure to include a public option in the Affordable Care Act. Not only did the public option idea not die, it is alive and well in California.
Meryl Streep's eery reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady brings to mind Thatcher's most famous quip, "there is no such thing as 'society.'" The GOP hasn't quoted her yet, but they might as well.
The real goal of Paul Ryan's plan is the same goal of his original plan: to allow Wall Street and huge private insurance companies to get their hands on the Medicare Trust Fund.
This week we discus Occupy Wall Street and the Homeland Security conspiracy theory; Michael Moore and Naomi Wolf rumor-mongering; progressive outrage; Twitter fights; and other issues.
I'm not gonna say Hillary Clinton's perfect or baggage-free, but I firmly believe she would have fought much more effectively for Democrats if she'd won in 2008. She knows first-hand how ruthless Republicans are when they're in battle.
About a year ago, whenever the name of President Obama came up, the near-universal word used by people I know who had worked hard for him in the 2008 campaign was "disappointment."
The balanced budget vote in Congress again this week is a contest between popular common sense and the informed opinion of the establishment. If you're a politician, you don't want to argue with common sense.
A physician will consider many variables such as a person's age, past history, associated medical problems and symptoms. The Internet is impersonal and does not currently take these other factors into account.
Former "Obamacon" defections could be devastating to Obama's reelection bid. His approval rating continues to be stuck in the low-mid 40s. And half of those surveyed don't want him reelected.
The legislative chicanery in Madison smacks of desperation. It may yet prove that the Right has overreached in its attack on public-sector unions, provoking a backlash among the public.
Facing strong legal challenges to the individual mandate, Obama did the right thing by offering flexibility to states to meet targets for access and benefits in the Affordable Care Act.
When we're asked whether or not we want to cut spending, a plurality of Americans want to slash away. But when we get specific, our preference is to keep spending -- by wide margins. And when I write "wide," I mean chasm-wide. Huge.