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Want the Public Option as Much as I Do? Then Get Mad

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

I don't trust private industry with my health.

MY Healthcare Problem

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Health insurance companies are not in the business of making healthcare easier for us; they are in business.

Health Care A Human Right?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

As the "official" debate shifts away from single payer type plans, an increasing amount of people across the United States are showing their support for that model.

The Policy That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

One of these days, a national leader will embrace national health insurance and fight for it. Until then, we will keep paying more money for less care.

Obama's Two-Step Health Care Strategy

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Obama's first step deals with the most egregious problems with the current system, but doesn't adequately contain costs. Those will have to be dealt with by future legislation.

The Dummy's Guide to Healthcare Reform

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

The worse these proposals get, the more likely it becomes that our "cure" will do more harm than good.

Health Care for All Americans -- Sign the Petition

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The time is now for our country to join the rest of the industrialized world and provide cost-effective, comprehensive quality health care to every man, woman and child in our country.

Sebelius On Health Care: "This Is Not A Trick"

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill hammer out legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system this year, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathlee...

Why the AMA Doesn't Speak for Me

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

Most physicians went into medicine because it allowed us to heal, comfort and help people. Sadly, the AMA feels like it exists only to help doctors help themselves.

Follow the Money on Health Care Reform

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

All in all, it seems a safe bet that in the final analysis, we may yet end up with the best health care reform money can buy.

Jason Linkins

Reader Calls Out Milbank For Distorting Health Care Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Monday, the Washington Post published a Letter To The Editor from James Floyd, a "a physician and a health researcher for Public Citizen, which sup...

Americans Who've Used Canada's Health-Care System Respond to Current Big-Lie Media Campaign

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

My wife and I used Canada's health care system for years, and we've been incensed by the lies we've heard back here in the U.S. about how it's supposedly broken.

Density and Secrecy Will Defeat Democracy in Kennedy's Health Care Bill

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Instead of listening to what the majority of Americans want, Obama and associates are trying to convince the American people that a partially privatized system is best for them.

Jeff Muskus

Health Professionals Tell Congress They Want Single-Payer | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a long-awaited House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, health care professionals made it clear that they believe a single-payer system to be the b...

Don't Diss Single Payer Health Care If You Haven't Tried It

Frances Anderton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Anderton

I feel pity for a person who does not know what it is like to go to a doctor and have the first question be, "what's wrong?" instead of, "who's your insurance carrier?"

OBAMACARE: Will It Be Affordable Universal Health Care or a Government Bailout for the Insurance Companies?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The problem is that an overly compromised health reform bill that satisfies the health insurance lobby and its Democratic and Republican supporters in Congress may not be "good" at all.

Gutting the Health Care Plan: The Scorpion and the Congress

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

The insurance companies are talking a good line of late. But it makes no sense to embrace a partner who you know will ultimately betray you.

Universal Health Care: The Trojan Horse of For-Profit Health

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

No doubt there has to be a better way: A nonprofit, single payer, private, people-managed, independent insurance agency.

Jeff Muskus

Max Baucus Regrets Killing Single-Payer, Sanders Says | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Max Baucus met with advocates for single-payer health care in a closed meeting on Wednesday and expressed regret that he had not included them in...

Ryan Grim

Nelson Clarifies Position On Public Health Care Option | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) called the Huffington Post on Wednesday, following our latest story about his stance on a public health care option, to clari...

Respect Americans' Choice on Health Care Options -- Howard Dean

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Dean: If Americans like their current, private insurance, they can keep it. If they aren't satisfied, they should be able to choose a public plan. Respect Americans' ability to decide.

Ryan Grim

Nelson Now Open To Public Health Care, Baucus Will Fight For It | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The push to include a public health care option as part of a system-wide overhaul benefited from two major boosts Wednesday. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)...

The Human Faces of For-Profit Health Care

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Behzad Mohit

With a nonprofit, people-funded, people-managed, private, single payer insurance agency we can save over $1 trillion (1/3 of our national budget) and improve the quality of our care.

Not So Fast: Don't Write Off Canada's Single-Payer Health System

Mitchell Beer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell Beer

When free-market alarmists who oppose U.S. health care reform storm Congress with their horror stories about Canada's public health insurance system, I don't know which system they're talking about.

Why Is Washington, D.C. So Afraid to Even Talk About Single Payer?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The fact that the Washington Establishment is doing everything to stop single payer suggests that Establishment is genuinely frightened of any proposal that takes on the health insurance industry.