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Ryan Grim

Baucus Battered By Voters For Health Care Stand | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Max Baucus got some not-so friendly advice from his Montana constituents last week as he works to reform the health care system: You're doing it ...

Joblock -- America's New Epidemic

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Jaffe

American workers are apparently a very restless bunch. There could be a political upheaval if Washington doesn't act quickly to guarantee health insu...

I'm Pregnant -- Just Serve Me Some Coffee And No One Gets Hurt

Pauline Millard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pauline Millard

Is a guy with a 10th grade education also an OB/GYN? "I could smoke crack if I wanted to," I said. "So why don't you make it a large coffee?"

Health Insurance You Can Trust

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Despite having private health insurance, cancer patients are running up large debts, filing for personal bankruptcy, and even delaying or forgoing treatment because they can't afford care.

Canadians Talk to Americans About Health Care

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

An advertisement outlining Canadian dissatisfaction with government run health care is met with disagreement from Canadians.

The Human Faces of For-Profit Health Care

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Behzad Mohit

With a nonprofit, people-funded, people-managed, private, single payer insurance agency we can save over $1 trillion (1/3 of our national budget) and improve the quality of our care.

To Fix Healthcare, Let's Not Just Rearrange the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

John Kenagy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Kenagy

We are not going to transform healthcare by trying harder at 1978 ideas. Trying harder will instead deliver exactly what it has already delivered -- less care at higher cost.

Get out in the Streets and FIGHT for Universal, Single Payer Health Care

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

A family member's brutal beating by a gang has me extra pissed. Time to get out in the streets to demand universal health insurance like every other f...

Proposed Health Premium Tax Exempts Most

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Conventional wisdom regarding taxing employer-paid health programs may be wrong. In any event, it is based on bad numbers.

The Promise of Universal Health Care: An Open Letter to President Obama

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

Having much a better, more efficient universal health care system can be accomplished through a nonprofit, single payer, people-funded, people-managed, private insurance agency.

How Is Obama Going to Pay for Health Reform?

Howard Gleckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Gleckman

Covering the uninsured may turn out to be the easy part. Paying for it will be the real challenge.

America's Biggest Competitive Disadvantage: Its Health Care Mess

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Universal health care is not just smart and fair social policy; it is also smart economic policy.

Universal Health Care Can Save Our Economy and Keep 1.7 million Jobs in the U.S.: Part III

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Behzad Mohit

What can we do to keep U.S. automakers and other manufacturers in the country? Could instituting universal health care help?

Health Industry Scramble -- Republicans: "Throw Them Under the Bus"

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

Will Congress propose a plan like Medicare, that can ensure the government can play its role, and hold down costs while assuring universal coverage?

Health Care Reform: Some Basic Principles

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Frank Luntz recommends "humanizing" Republican rhetoric to avoid humanizing health care in America. The American Plan is America at its best.

Finding the Right Health Care Reform Equation

Barbara B. Kennelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara B. Kennelly

The challenge will be for legislators to use Medicare as a guide for enacting broad changes, and not to arbitrarily cut the government's commitment to America's seniors.

Scaling San Francisco's Universal Health Care Program

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Our experience in San Francisco is proving what most Americans already know -- it is much less expensive to keep people well than it is to treat their sickness.

Jason Linkins

Cantor Tries, Fails To Offer GOP Health Care Plan On Morning Joe (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eric Cantor recognized that any individual without access to health care is facing "a crisis," he "drew the line" at any sort of government "takeover" of the health care system. So, what did he favor?

The Swine Flu Response

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Our public health system has been under-funded for decades and there are many existing gaps that leave us vulnerable, particularly if the swine flu becomes more severe and lethal.

Learning From History On Health Care Reform

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

The most transformative health care overhauls that succeeded in the last century employed the same strategy: build on what we've got and let the changes happen organically.

Healthcare Reform May Depend On Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fate of healthcare reform may come down to the decisions of one unelected congressional officer: Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin....

Corporations Negotiating Health Care Bill While Funding Obstruction

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Everyone deserves a seat at the table. But if you're pretending to be interested in crafting a good bill, while spending money to spread misinformation, you should be kicked out of the room.

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.

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.

Hilarious Video: Health Insurance Companies Ruining Your Love Life?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Insurance companies want to do everything they can to stop us from having a public choice because they like having a monopoly and driving up costs (and their profits). And they'll win, unless you help us stop them.