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 ...
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American workers are apparently a very restless bunch. There could be a political upheaval if Washington doesn't act quickly to guarantee health insu...
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?"
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.
An advertisement outlining Canadian dissatisfaction with government run health care is met with disagreement from Canadians.
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.
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.
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...
Conventional wisdom regarding taxing employer-paid health programs may be wrong. In any event, it is based on bad numbers.
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.
Covering the uninsured may turn out to be the easy part. Paying for it will be the real challenge.
Universal health care is not just smart and fair social policy; it is also smart economic policy.
What can we do to keep U.S. automakers and other manufacturers in the country? Could instituting universal health care help?
Will Congress propose a plan like Medicare, that can ensure the government can play its role, and hold down costs while assuring universal coverage?
Frank Luntz recommends "humanizing" Republican rhetoric to avoid humanizing health care in America. The American Plan is America at its best.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The fate of healthcare reform may come down to the decisions of one unelected congressional officer: Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin....
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.
The current system encourages exclusion of those who need medical care the most, and only government has the power to restructure these incentives.
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.
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.
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