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Healthcare is an Unprincipled Non-System.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Everyone knows that you cannot cure a sick anything -- patient or system - without a correct diagnosis. What is the diagnosis for sick, "broken" healthcare?

Rights With No Responsibilities?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Do we have the right to make ourselves unhealthy? I would answer, Yes! That is part of being free.

"My Fellow Americans": The Speech Obama Should Give to Congress

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Lindorff

"I stand before you a chastened president. I made a mistake. Two mistakes really. I thought that Congress could do its job and through the deliberative process, produce a health care reform plan that would win broad support."

The Public Option is Popular, Moral and Inexpensive, Therefore it Must Die

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's no ambiguity about it. The public option is resoundingly popular, fiscally conservative and morally sound. It's centrist, it's liberal, it's conservative. Unless you don't believe in, you know, numbers.

In a Town Hall Meeting, Healthcare Swing-Vote Representative Baron Hill [D-IN] Takes a Clear Stand on Reform

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

Hill could not represent a southern Indiana consensus view, because there was none; whatever he chose to do, it would cost him votes.

Spineless Dems or a Dem-Trifecta Driven Filibuster-Proof Congress and a Media Carrot

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

If Obama and Harry Reid don't "spine up," they will deserve to lose their next elections.

Swine Flu and Britain's "Socialized" Approach

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Wanna have a good cry? Take a look at Britain's National Health Service website.

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Washington is guilty of management malpractice. Simply throwing more money into the waste of the middle will not fix health care.

Conservative Argument for Healthcare Reform: Part 3: St. Matthew is on our side.

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The Gospel reading at Kennedy's funeral was a sharp stick in the eye of the Congresspeople sitting in the pews.

Conservative Argument for Healthcare Reform, Part 2: What Is the Size Glove of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand?

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

We need the government to create the environment where small business can make a buck, just like Adam Smith would have wanted it.

Conservative Argument for Healthcare Reform: Part 1:Get Rid of Unsightly Unfunded Mandates

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

I just don't get it. You get a guy in the White House who is offering business the biggest tax break of our lifetimes, and he gets snubbed by every right-winger.

What to Ask at a Town Hall on Health Care

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

What to ask our Representatives at town hall meeting, and in letters or emails.

In Memoriam: Send Donations To The Basic Rights Of All Americans

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Bipartisan health care reform is an absurdity. Demand that your elected officials pass a strong public option that rivals Ted Kennedy's vision of a single-payer system.

Common Sense: What You Guys Got on Capital Hill, We Want on Main Street!

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Single payer health care is the only option that makes sense, which is why Congress has it, and why I want it.

Weekly Pulse: Healthcare Reform After Kennedy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

If the Democrats want healthcare reform, they are going to have to go it alone. Let's hope they pass a bill that would make Sen. Kennedy proud.

The Modesty of Hope

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Since the dawn of the Industrial Age, and even before, there has been a deep strain of exceptionalism in the American character.

ObamaCare Is Not "a Good Start." They Are Blowing an Opportunity to fix Health care.

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

We need an extended, all-media national dialogue, not violent, partisan town hall meetings in response to a Plan devised behind closed doors.

They Are Still Practicing Bad Medicine -- on Medicine (and Therefore on Us).

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deane Waldman

Given a fundamentally flawed, unsupportable health care system, we need a new one rather than changing where some dollars flow and adding new dollars that we don't have in the first place.

How the Democrats Should Have Handled the Health Care Debate

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

A question for the Democrats: How long can you keep getting outplayed by the Republicans, not deliver on your promises and continue to ask for our votes?

Hey, Don't Save Me From Government Health Care!

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If government-run insurance and care is so evil and so horrible, then why do conservatives keep supporting leaving America's troops and veterans in that kind of system?

The Passing of the Kennedys and Healthcare Reform

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

With the de facto passing of the Kennedy's in politics, we have truly reached the end of an era. What comes next, it seems, is an age in which the operative question has changed. It is now: what can America do for me?

Single-Payer Straw Man

Reed Wacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reed Wacker

Senator Nancy Pelosi said that single payer is "off the table." But a strong public option could be closer to single-payer than I first thought.

How Not to Do Healthcare Reform

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

In making the rich and employers pay for his pathetic "public option" in an essentially private system, Obama completely fails to understand that health care risks, costs, and benefits should be socialized.

Private Health Care is Stranding U.S. Expats Overseas

James Glave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Glave

There are a number of Americans who left the country at some point for various reasons -- and who now can't return because they or their dependents are effectively uninsurable.

In Health Care, Complexity Costs and Kills. ObamaCare Will Increase Complexity: You Do the Math

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Complexity is considered bad in most business activities because it reduces efficiency and therefore costs money. In health care it is worse.