The low cost of covering children compared to the high costs of dealing with the consequences later is a no brainer: An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than coverage for a child with Medicaid.
As the events in the Middle East and the tragedy of Japan's earthquake continue to unfold, we are called upon more than ever to transform the U.S. government, one that relies heavily on predatory capitalism.
When this case comes to the Supreme Court, the question is going to turn on whether compelling someone to buy something is regulation of commerce, and whether the mandate is "necessary" for health care reform.
Gamification is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics to solve problems and engage audiences, and is being used in fields as diverse as healthcare, education and advertising to create radical and profound behavior change.
Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.
Manzanita SEED, a small, Spanish-English immersion elementary school in Oakland, was one of two schools in California to win the 2010 National Title I Distinguished School Award for raising test scores.
Republicans know full well that their healthcare repeal vote today is nothing more than empty symbolism. They should enjoy their symbolic moment in the sunshine, as the substance that follows is not going to be anywhere near as much fun.
New research found the vast majority of America's black community see poor black youths falling further behind. We must address what many of us believe is the worst crisis faced by millions of black children since slavery.
The health reform law is already helping children and families and stopping some of the most egregious abuses of health insurers. Why would any sensible person want to go backwards and take these protections away?
I am leading a new effort to clean up Congress by boosting transparency and efficiency in the way the U.S. Senate debates legislation. This is the next step in bolstering accountability and cleaning up Washington.