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Affordable Healthcare

Affordable Universal Healthcare and Social Security

Harry L. Langer | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Harry L. Langer

Universal Healthcare and Livable Social Security are essential to save our states, cities, public authorities and public education from the crippling and bankrupting burdens of healthcare and pensions and for economic recovery and national prosperity.

The Obama Administration Has Turned The Parental Into The Political

Think Progress | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices

A group of famous people’s mothers — including the women who raised Jonah Hill, Jennifer Lopez, and Adam Levine — released a video for the the W...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

All Health Care Is Local, Part 2: Guatemala

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

The late Tip O'Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House, coined the phrase "all politics is local," by which he meant that politicians become successfu...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 1: Uganda

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

This groundbreaking technology is changing lives in Uganda. And it is affordable -- with a cost equivalent to about $1 per patient visit.

It's Inequality, Stupid: Defending Affordable Health Care

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Affordable Care Act is off to a rocky start. Some Democratic congresspeople have been backing away from the law. We can't let that happen. Progressives can't let "Obamacare" fail.

Obamacare Needs Smart Patient Credits

Munir Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Doctors and hospitals are businesses after all, and account for 50 percent of our health care cost (see chart below). Besides, what kind of business either doesn't know or won't tell you what it charges for standard goods or services? I ask this as a small business owner myself.

Get Covered: Being LGBT Is No Longer a Pre-Existing Condition

Donna Red Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

Finally, being a woman, a lesbian, a gay man, a bisexual or a transgender person is no longer considered a pre-existing condition. In addition, Health and Human Services is working with community centers serving the LGBT community to employ prevention strategies to address concerns.

Activists: Free Trade Pact Will Restrict Access To Affordable Medicines

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A free trade pact being negotiated by the U.S. and 11 Asia-Pacific nations will impose aggressive intellectual property rule...

Affordable Health Care, Everywhere

XPRIZE | Posted 12.17.2012 | Health News
XPRIZE

By Karen Field Karen Field is Senior Vice President of Content at UBM Electronics. Over the last 50 years, engineers have made great strides in the d...

Just Keep on Living: Quality Care for You, and Your Loved Ones Will be a Priority

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 10.01.2012 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Proposal 4 will allow seniors and people with disabilities the choice to direct their own care and remain healthy and independent in their own homes, instead of being forced into expensive nursing homes and other institutions.

SCOTUS Health Care Decision Prompts Religious Twitter Reaction

Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

Religious leaders and pundits reacted swiftly to the Supreme Court's ruling on the America's Affordable Health Choices Act or 'Obamacare.' ...

In Support of Affordable Health Care

Megan Riesz | Posted 08.27.2012 | College
Megan Riesz

Yes, we journalists have a responsibility to deliver news in a way that encourages our readers to think for themselves. But like our more vocal counterparts, we, too, succumb to our convictions.

Health Care Repeal Will Raise Costs for Families

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Repealing health care reform would be a big mistake that would hurt American families just as our nation's economy is showing signs of improvement.

President Obama: Make Sure Families Can Afford the Insurance They Are Forced to Buy

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Obama has done the easy part: agreeing to a windfall for the insurance companies. How does he make sure people are happy with the quality and cost of the insurance they're going to be forced to buy?

With John McCain, the Progressive Community Has its Work Cut Out

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

The future for this woman and her family is filled with fear and economic insecurity, and McCain offers virtually nothing in the way of serious solutions.