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Socialized Medicine

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...

Is Health Care Reform Possible Without Caring For The Providers?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

The current mentality of socialized medicine will usher in a new kind of doctor and usher out many talented, gifted and important physicians who could have made contributions to health care.

The GOP's Health Care Plan: Attack the Democrats

David Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goodman

Sixty-four percent of Americans say the government should guarantee health insurance for all Americans. Yet, the only plan Republicans can agree on is to attack the Democrats.

Health Experiences From Around The World -- How Do Universal Health Care Systems Compare?

Huffington Post | Margo Irvin and Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Landmark health care legislation that would provide health insurance for all Americans is under intense scrutiny -- in particular, the "public option,...

Universal Health Coverage and Victims of the US System

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denise Dennis

In 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked France as the best country in the world for health care. In contrast, the United States ranked 37th.

Health Care: Canada, France, Israel and U.S.

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care debate is heating up as reform bills make their way through both the House and Senate. Supporters of a government option point out th...

Obama Finally Said It

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Private business is no better at running anything than the government. Yes, the private medical insurers should be afraid -- government can kick their ass.

When It Comes to Health Care, Why Do Republicans (and Some Centrist Democrats) Hate Americans?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If the government-run plan is so good it would be an improvement over the private insurers, why are the Republicans against it? Isn't the goal better care at lower costs?

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Socialized Healthcare: Lessons from the UK

LabourList | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Obama is convincing Americans what Brits have known for a long time: public health systems make economic sense. Our system is simply more efficient.

Single-Payer Advocates Protest Senate Hearing

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Opponents of a single-payer plan say Americans will never accept socialized medicine. But according to a 2008 poll, when Americans were asked what they thought of socialized medicine, 45 percent said it would be better.

America's Self-Defeating Attitude on Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The current system encourages exclusion of those who need medical care the most, and only government has the power to restructure these incentives.

"Socialized" Medicine: Next Front in the Right's -isms Arms Race

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

For more than 75 years, conservatives have smeared progressive attempts to reform our faltering health-care system as "socialized medicine."

Dems & Repubs on Health Care: 'Love a Lobbyist'

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The same insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies have granted themselves billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies and inflated profits continue to shape the healthcare reform debate today.

Change We Can Be Livin' In: Health Democracy in America

Karen Kisslinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Kisslinger

During the recent pre-inaugural concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Tom Hanks read the last words of Lincoln's Gettysburg address in a way I...

Learning From Others: A Virtue

Pius Kamau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pius Kamau

For Americans, the tendency is to shrug things off, to postpone dealing with whatever may appear difficult -- to another year, another administration, another generation. Or until we are in a crisis and must deal with it.

Like Wall Street, Current Health Care Policy Privatizes Profit And Socializes Risk

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The excesses of the health insurance industry resemble those of Wall Street and the subprime housing market, typified by privatized profits for insurers and socialized risk for taxpayers and consumers.

Health Care on $7 a Day: How the Candidates Can Deliver on the Promise of Universal Coverage

Mary O'Neil Mundinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary O'Neil Mundinger

The federal/state safety net is becoming overburdened, and the uninsured remain at over 15% of the U.S. population - one in six of us.

The War of the Lizard Brains

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Questions like "Are you an elitist?" "Is your health plan socialized medicine?" "Would you rather lose a war than an election?" Those questions deserve a lizard answer -- like "No," "No," and "Hell No."

American Companies Face Increased Government Control

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Fuller

China needs Americans to continue to buy their manufactured goods so they keep loaning us money we can't pay back. Consumption continues as the debt mounts right alongside.