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Frittata for One, Please

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

2010-05-25-frit.jpg I still have days when I don't want to share my frittata love with anyone else.

A Year of Living Dangerously Will Lead to Medicare For All

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

We have been taught a lesson of which few will ever know. We have lived very dangerously. Medicare for all is next year, and now in the realm of the politically possible.

Divestment is the Answer - Vote with Your Stock

Teri Szucs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Teri Szucs

I took a good look at the mean, ignorant hate-mongers on the other side. The vote was a win against them. Yesterday I found myself rooting for the pas...

The F Word: Stupak vs. The Nuns

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Will the Senate bill give more people more access to insurance? Probably. Will they be able to afford it? That's an open question. But will it save lives? No doubt. And that was the nuns' point.

How Barack Obama, Democrats Passed The Health Care Reform Bill: Inside Account

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the president and his closest advisers huddled in the Oval Office last August, they had every reason to panic. Their signature piece of legislati...

Zero Public Option + One Mandate = Disaster

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Not long ago, the most prominent supporters of the public option were touting it as essential for health care reform. Now, suddenly, it's incidental; its supporters are no longer principled -- they're pernicious.

Jason Linkins

John Shadegg Briefly Excites Health Care Reform Proponents, For No Reason | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, during an interview with MSNBC's David Shuster, baby-carrying Senator Representative John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) seemingly shocked the world by ...

Health Reform in the Land of Oz

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Quentin Young

I'd like to share this remarkable satirical piece written by Dr. Kathy Waller of Colorado, a fellow member of Physicians for a National Health Program...

Three Things Worth Fighting For: A Public Option, Women's Rights and Single Payer

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

It's increasingly apparent that there are deep structural fissures in our society. We can do something -- but it will take some work. Here are three tests that demand our commitment.

The Need for Health Care Reform and a Single-Payer System

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

On March 6, 2010, Stewart Acuff addressed a crowd of union activists at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, MD. The health care activists wer...

Anthem Blue Cross Reminds Us That You Can Never Have Enough Profits

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I attended a recent informational hearing regarding Anthem Blue Cross's 39% recent rate hikes, which serve as a startling and dramatic reminder of the need for comprehensive health reform.

Round 2: The Battle for Single Payer (Improved Medicare for All) Continues

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Where does the single payer movement go from here? They will no longer be deferential to the Democratic party. They are taking the fight to their legislators in their communities and in D.C., demanding accountability.

Some Companies Drop Health Insurance, Don't Tell Employees

McClatchy | Mary Cornatzer | Raleigh News & Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if having to pay higher health insurance premiums each year isn't bad enough, now workers have another worry: companies that drop their health insu...

Reconsider. Think Again. Do More.

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

Should Anthem Blue Cross succeed in raising subscription rates, your insurance company is going to quickly do exactly the same thing.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: Piecemeal Reform No Better Than A "Get Well Card" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid the wreckage of the health care debate, some rescue workers have been searching for small pieces that could be salvaged. On Tuesday, House Speake...

Blue Shield Cares -- About What?

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

"Doesn't it suck that even when you have health insurance, you can't afford to see the doctors you really trust?" --Favrile, Sherman Oaks CA hairdress...

Democrats Retreat On AutoCare Reform

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

America has the most expensive and least effective AutoCare system in the world, but is incapable of changing it. Prior to World War II, most people ...

A System I Can Live With

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We've spent a good bit of time in Canada as America debates the future of our failed health care faux-system. So many Big Business types and their ha...

Rally -- Really

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

We went to the Lincoln Memorial to say, "Mr. Obama, We Have Your Back." We wanted to transmit a simple and functional message. Just, "We have your back, Big Guy. We are proud to have you."

Sen. Baucus: You Are a Caviar Senator in a Hotdog State

Melinda Gopher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melinda Gopher

The progressive left had hoped single payer would be a second New Deal. Instead, we got a Congress that is kidding itself and a president that refuses to lead.

Improving the Health Care Bill After It Passes Will Not Be Easy

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Progressives who oppose this bill are not being obstructionist. Rather, they are taking the position that when real opportunities to reform health care arise, it is essential to get it right.

Senator Roland Burris "Not Playing Games" On The Public Option

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cynthia Gordy

As the Senate gears up for floor debate on its health care reform bill, Illinois Senator Roland Burris says he's through making concessions.

Fans of House Health Option Cite Rights, Hopes, But Risk Big Defeat

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

Despite favorable national poll numbers, the public option faces a potentially fatal counter-attack during the weeks ahead because of lack of follow-up by its proponents.

Who's Killing the Public Option? President Obama With a Rahm-Bow

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Those fighting for a "robust" public option need to finally accept the hard truth that Barack Obama is not an ally. He's an obstacle.

Will An Oct. 27 Hill Hearing Make History For Your Health Rights?

Andrew Kreig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kreig

To energize public support for robust health care reform, a civil rights icon and two House leaders are planning a hearing and rally to duplicate the reform achievements of the 1960s.