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'That's Not What I Ordered!'

Deane Waldman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Deane Waldman

You go to a fine restaurant and order a prime steak, or for us heart-healthy cardiologists, a grilled plank salmon. The server brings you a two-day-ol...

House Votes To Repeal Part Of Obama's Health Care Law

AP | By JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to repeal a financially troubled part of the 2010 health care law that was designed to provi...

Protecting Our Seniors Should Be Our First Priority

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Seniors need our help. Congress should not even be taking a vote on whether to repeal the major provision in the health care law that tries to help Americans with long-term care.

White House Waffles On Key Part Of Health Care Reform

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House appeared to waffle Monday on the fate of a financially troubled long-term care program in President Barack Obama's healt...

Why Obama's Health Care Setback Vindicates Health Care Reform

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

For these reasons, conservatives like Peter Suderman who criticized CLASS as unsustainable were right to raise alarms, while liberals like me were wro...

The Futility of the Gang of Six Budget Plan

Jagadeesh Gokhale | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Jagadeesh Gokhale

The budget showdown in Congress is being described as a "crisis," "looming catastrophe," "approaching disaster" -- pick your hyperbole. But anything that happens August 2 will pale in comparison to the real fiscal disaster that is several years down the road.

Why We Need To Think Of Our Mothers As Caregivers

Tiffany Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Williams

Beyond the vases of roses, the boxes of chocolate, even the spa gift certificates, we can do more for the caregivers in our families.

Hollywood's Hidden Morality Tale in The Hurt Locker vs. Avatar

Dr. Wendy Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Wendy Jacobson

In the hidden drama of the Oscars, Cameron starred as brilliant megalomaniac/erratic ex-spouse/father. Fostering Bigelow's win was her image as a class-act -- a finer person, not necessarily a finer artist.