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From Protest to Coalition Politics in the Fight for Health Reform

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

Obama is pursuing the right overall strategy to ensure that we achieve an ambitious, if imperfect health reform. Passing health reform in 2009 would be a huge victory for progressive values.

Universal Health Care Can Save Our Economy Part II: Quality Control

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

Today, our health care system is less regulated and quality controlled than AIG or the stock market. It is no wonder that it may take our country into bankruptcy in a few years.

Universal Health Care Can Save Our Economy

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

Anxiety and uncertainty about our health care will be once and for all gone. Even pharmaceutical companies will cut billions in costs because they'll have no need to advertise, lobby, or provide gifts.

Tell the Insurers and Congress We Need Real Reform

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

The biggest debate now is not over whether to adopt a national healthcare system, but whether to force people to buy private insurance and to tax their employer-funded health benefits.

Audience Atomization Overcome: Why the Net Erodes the Authority of the Press

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jay Rosen

Sometimes the people the press thinks of as deviant types are closer to the sphere of consensus than the journalists who are classifying those same people as "fringe."

What Obama Can Learn from European Healthcare

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Whether one looks at infant mortality, life expectancy, the number of physicians, hospital beds, medical errors or high out-of-pocket expenses, America underperforms to a shocking degree.

Behind Closed Doors, Repeating Mistakes from the Past on Health Care Reform

James Floyd, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Floyd, M.D.

There is tremendous support throughout the country for a single-payer system. President Obama, Give us a seat at the table if you truly want to build consensus around health care reform.

Obama Right to Resist Left Turn

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Jaffe

Public consensus takes a long time to get. But it is worth waiting for if the goal is a lasting result.

More Than a Band-Aid for Health Care Reform, Single-Payer is the Solution

James Floyd, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Floyd, M.D.

There is a better solution that will expand health care access to all Americans and also help our struggling economy: eliminate private health insurance and create a single-payer system.

CNN's Gupta: Not What the Doctor Ordered

James Floyd, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Floyd, M.D.

Gupta downplays safety risks in treatments, and was criticized for his reporting on Vioxx, a pain medication that was withdrawn from the market in 2004 because it causes heart attacks.

Wiped? Back to Work

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wendy Block

This past Sunday I ran for re-election as a Delegate to the California Democratic Party. I was on the Progressive Slate, from the 42nd Assembly District which covers parts of LA and the San Fernando Valley.

Is MoveOn.Org Ignoring Its Core Democratic Principles in Setting its Direction on Health Care Reform?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Without asking its members, MoveOn's leaders have elected to join the steering committee of, and pledge at least $500,000 of its members' money to, a new health care coalition.

Why Not Single-Payer?

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Health care reform holds the promise to create a generation of Americans who support a government that works for everyone, just as the New Deal led to 4 decades of activist government for the public good.

Why is Health Care for America Now Giving Up on Real Reform?

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

In search of a supposedly politically viable plan, the coalition has surrendered in advance on the only overhaul that will actually cure the disease: a single-payer, mproved Medicare for all reform.

What Americans Want: National Health Insurance

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah van Gelder

It doesn't have to be this way. A video of a woman dying in a Brooklyn hospital waiting room after nearly 24 hours waiting for treatment is just one m...

Sam Stein

Clinton Hits Obama For Wavering On Single-Payer Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pivoting off of one of the few policy spats in Monday night's presidential debate in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton hit Barack Obama on Tuesday for w...