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Happy Birthday Unemployment Insurance! Moving From Surviving to Thriving

Rick McHugh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Rick McHugh

As advocates for economic justice, we should celebrate this event and its enduring legacy while striving to make UI work better for today's workers. Sensible steps at both the state and federal levels can help ensure that UI lasts well into the next century.

Celebrating 80 Years of Social Security, A Promise To Keep

Rep. John K. Delaney | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Rep. John K. Delaney

For many seniors, Social Security is their primary source of income. Make no mistake, Social Security is not broken and is not failing.

Pay, But Negotiate

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

"Reverse cost shifting" is a perverse and often financially devastating byproduct of an overly complicated hospital payment system in which different payers have different levels of information.

Happy Birthday, Social Security!

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Happy birthday, Social Security! You entered this world 78 years ago, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Since t...

Here's How Health Care Changed Forever 48 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson established Medicare and Medicaid when he signed the Social Security Act into law. At the bill-si...

The Gravy Trainwreck

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Daniel P. Malito

Come on with me and take a trip back in time to see just how much we spent at some of the worst times in this country's history.

Health Care Reform and the Laws of Unintended Consequences

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

The Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2010 will generate the same unintended consequences that have shaped, distorted, and even perverted so many other important pieces of legislation in our nation's history.

Taking Its Place in History...

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

By week's end, America will have witnessed a deeply serious and probably quite revealing conversation about the Constitution and what it might mean 225 years after it was written.

Obama, FDR, and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's ability to rise to the challenge will not only determine the fate of the health care system, but whether he will join the ranks of a handful of presidents who increased the security of the American people.