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Up Close and Personal With the U.S. Health Care System

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

This week, thousands of L.A.'s unemployed and medically uninsured will have their eyes examined, their teeth cared for, their lab work and radiology work done -- free.

Health-Care Reform was the Key Issue in the 2008 Campaign...What Happened?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

For some, the system works best when elites make the most fundamental decisions for our society, unencumbered by the trappings of "democracy", and when the population is depoliticized, misinformed, or both.

Occam's Razor Can Cut Down the Health Care Lobbyists

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Private health-insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are threatening the health and stability of America. Some argue that this is equivalent to crimes against humanity.

Top Blue Dog Boasts: "We Held Bill Hostage," Killed Single Payer (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Mike Ross on Thursday boasted about how his Blue Dog coalition "held the [health care] bill hostage in committee for 10 days" and prevented a sin...

Republicans Work To Sweep The Leg Of Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

There are actual facilities where right wingers can go to practice and hone their yelling and disrupting skills. We have obtained footage from one such facility. Take a look.

The Incredible Shrinking Health Care Reform

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman Solomon

Notions of universal health care are fading in the power centers of politics -- while more and more attention focuses on the care and feeding of the insurance industry.

The Health Care Bubble: The Status Quo Is Unsustainable

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Marie Roth

Defenders of the status quo seem unable to see the big health insurance bubble for what it is: an unsustainable, out-of-control behemoth headed for a huge collision.

Florida's Enigma

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Waxman

Senator Bill Nelson's (D-FL) staff surprised the delegates by stating that the Senator likes the public option -- however, they were wondering if they were being told what he thought they wanted to hear.

Republicans, Healthcare and Money

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

All but three Republicans voted against the stimulus, yet they all are gladly taking the money. Seeing a trend here?

Are Liberal Netroots Groups Helping Obama Fail?

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

As things stand now, a weak public option would institutionalize a two-tiered system. Newt Gingrich couldn't dream up a better scenario to discredit a government role in health care.

Health Care Today: Separate Is Not Equal

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanine Molloff

End the de facto segregation we have now under private insurers and replace it with mandated single-payer health care for all Americans. This is the civil rights issue of our day.

Barney Frank Pledges: I Will Not Vote For A Bill Without A Public Option

Firedoglake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barney Frank has released a letter in response to inquiries from constituents as to whether he would take the pledge to oppose any bill that does not ...

Healthcare and Food Policy: Part of the Same Conversation

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

The critics of single-payer are either paid to tell you this, or are brainwashed by the multi-million dollar lobbying and advertising paid for by insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry.

Finding Common Ground Between Public Option Advocates and Single Payer Advocates

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Welsh

The public option folks assume the single payer folks just want to be pure rather than save lives; the single payer folks assume that the public option folks are just sell-outs shilling for a bad bill.

How to Debate Health Reform with Conservatives, and Not Get Arrested

Michael J. Elston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Elston

A recent health care reform debate with a friend got so heated I was nearly arrested for disorderly conduct in my own home! How can you protect yourself from becoming part of an ugly, national incident?

Senatorial Silence on Single-Payer

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanine Molloff

When you consider the vast resources of the US Senate, we should demand serious accountability and transparency when it comes to the health care debate.

Left, Right & Center: Health Care

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Obama has acceded that there won't be a health care plan coming out of Congress before the August recess. Tony says strategically, this could be trick...

Breaking Down the Health Care Bill with Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive interview, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), explains the landmark health care bill in comprehensive language we can all understand.

Kucinich Keeps Single-Payer Alive

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

While Americans pay more for their health care than any other nation, more Americans realize that they are not getting their money's worth.

Spinning Health Care: A Bad Case of Vertigo

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

A "public plan" coexisting with the private health insurance system is inherently reconciled to major inequality in access to health care.

It's Time To Lead, Mr. President

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's legislative style has been to vaguely define what he's for, introduce a plan that is quite obviously open to lots and lots of negotiation, and then sit back and let Congress work it out.

Congress Is Behaving as if the Health Care System Isn't in Tatters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We are either going to get no health care reform or watered-down health care legislation that acts as a bandage, helping some people but ignoring the larger problem creating the pain.

Amendment to Grant States Right to Implement Single Payer Passes Committee Today

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Today witnessed the landmark passage of the States Single Payer Amendment which would remove federal barriers to implementation of a single payer health care system at the state level.

House Dem's Placebo Health Care Reform

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

So now, we're starting to see what the House of Representatives is going to offer we, the people. And it flat out sucks. For starters, the public option doesn't go into effect until 2013.

House Health Care BIll (Pages 251-300)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Health Care BIll (Pages 251-300) P. 200 '(I) periodically identify services as being potentially misvalued using criteria specified in clau...