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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 ...

Waffling Democrats' Health Care Hypocrisy

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

After years of feeding at the health insurance industry trough, it's no wonder these conservative Democratic senators oppose a public option plan to compete for consumers.

Rush Limbaugh Inspired By Union Hospitals, Socialized Medicine

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conservatives can rejoice -- Rush Limbaugh recently left Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu hospital with a clean bill of health. Despite complaints...

Afraid of Socialist Healthcare in America? It's Already Here

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

Any health care system that does not provide unlimited care to everyone employs rationing.

Health Care Reform Struggle Will Not End This Year

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what healthcare bill passes, it is not going to remain static. It is going to be revisited again and again over the next few decades. That's how lawmaking works.

Canadian Health Care: Five "Terrifying" Testimonials

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

I married a Canadian, which got me, among other things, some pretty awesome Canadian in-laws, two kids, friends who think hockey is worth watching, and a window into Canada's health care system.

The New Town Hall Reality: Why Did Congressman Baron Hill (D-IN) Blow Up?

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

At the New Albany meeting, people were polite and even relaxed enough to chuckle whenever someone spoke with dry Indiana wit. Yet Hill silenced would-be hecklers by saying "Let me answer that before you interrupt, please!"

Senator Mark Begich's Town Hall on Health Care: Tales from a Survivor

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

We know that people that go to health care town halls really aren't interested in what anyone has to say. But to see it so clearly and so close at a meeting in Anchorage this weekend was quite something.

Better Health Care Through Rationing

Gov. Dick Lamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gov. Dick Lamm

Rationing is the price we must pay for our creative success. It is the ugly child of the marriage of our ingenuity and our egalitarianism.

Poll: Majority Dismiss Right Wing Healthcare Attacks As "Scare Tactics"

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wow, this is cause for cautious optimism: Buried in a new Bloomberg poll is evidence that solid majorities dismiss all the leading right wing health c...

4 Countries With Better Healthcare Than Ours | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the healthcare systems in Canada and Europe are so much worse than ours, somebody ought to tell the Canadians and Europeans....

The Real NHS

Sarah E. Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah E. Jones

Based on what I experienced at Gwynedd Hospital, I would walk into any hospital in the UK confident that I would receive the treatment I needed. I cannot say the same of American hospitals.

Ten Inevitable Tragic Consequences of National Health Care

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

With the looming probability of a "public option" as a prelude to full-blown national health care, it's important examine the most threatening and eve...

Jason Linkins

Canadians Defend Their Health Care System In Video | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the unfortunate side-effects of the often confused health care reform discourse is the way so many perfectly nice health care systems that oper...

Sam Stein

GOPers Decrying "Socialized Medicine" Go To Govt. Hospital For Surgeries | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans in Congress have raised the specter of a bloated, "socialized," bureaucrat-run nightmare of a health care system as a means of undermining...

In a Town Hall Meeting, Healthcare Swing-Vote Representative Baron Hill [D-IN] Takes a Clear Stand on Reform

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

Hill could not represent a southern Indiana consensus view, because there was none; whatever he chose to do, it would cost him votes.

The Modesty of Hope

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Since the dawn of the Industrial Age, and even before, there has been a deep strain of exceptionalism in the American character.

Public Option Rides Again -- $100,000 In 24 Hours

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Leaving the obstructionists out of the equation, Democrats have the opportunity to come up with a bill that serves the needs of ordinary American families instead of the special interests

It's Not Over Until You've Tried These Six Things, Mr. President

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Warmowski

Notice that the insurance industry-funded opposition to reform is well-managed enough to not send shouters and swastika sign-wavers to the town halls you are scheduled to appear at.

British Defend Their Healthcare System

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Where other British citizens saw gross lies, exaggerations, and frustrating half-truths, Graham Linehan saw a "golden opportunity to kickstart a campaign to redress the balance a little bit."

The Truth About Socialized Medicine

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Ronald Reagan turned out to be wrong. Most of us are so happy, in our sunset years, to have access to Medicare, and yes, we are still free.

Health Care, Why Call it a 'Right'?

John David Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John David Lewis

To reform our health care industry we should challenge the premises that invited government intervention in the first place. The moral premise is that medical care is a right. It is not.

"Louise" Always Wanted Healthcare Reform

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marlene H. Phillips

The new ads have a decidedly upbeat tone. In the first ad to be aired, Harry tells Louise: "Well, it looks we might finally get health care reform," to which Louise responds: "It's about time."

It's the People Who Got Small

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

When town hall protests begin attracting large numbers of foot soldiers youthful enough and fit enough to engage in organized violence, be afraid.

An Ordinary Man

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

My primary connection to health care is my being a consumer of it, and nothing more. I will apologize at least once for having the temerity to suggest...