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Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Plot Move To Make Medicare Changes Harder

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of a midterm elections effort to portray Democrats as the party protecting and nurturing the middle class, the Democratic Senate...

Obamacare Confusion Abounds For Members Of Congress, Their Staffs

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Think you're confused by "Obamacare." It's roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are gov...

GOP Targets Congressional Health Care Coverage

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- About 18,000 people – including members of Congress, all their aides, presidential appointees and even the president and vice pres...

How to Market Health Care Coverage

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.23.2013 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

On right-wing media outlets, ads should appear driving users to a new website, HEALTHPARTEA.ORG, (rumored to be financed by the Koch Brothers.) It sh...

Why Nurses are Committed to the Fate of the Affordable Care

Dr. L. Toni Lewis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. L. Toni Lewis

The Affordable Care Act is the law that empowers nurses, doctors, and healthcare workers, who actually deliver care, to better manage care so patients have the best possible outcomes. Nurses will no longer be simply reacting to critical care situations.

Government Health Care OK for Politicians, but Not Us

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The federal health care plan for legislators is a pretty nice deal, with the federal government offering a broad array of plans. Meanwhile, for the rest of us, more and more employers don't offer health care at all.

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.

Congress Considers 'Conscience Rights' Of Catholics To Reject Contraception

Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Catholic and other Christian health care providers got their day in Congress Wednesday (No...

Health Insurance Costs Surging This Year, Snapping Trend Toward Moderate Growth

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — The cost of employer-sponsored health insurance surged this year, snapping a trend toward moderate growth, but experts say these ...

Ryan Grim

Steny Hoyer: House Must Move First On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Sunday that the House must move on a package of fixes to the health care bill before the Senate...

Health Care Reform: Sifting Through the Suboptimal Solutions

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Here are the things that absolutely have to be included in any health care bill for it to deliver reform in more than name only. READ MORE Sartre Meets Afghanistan: Obama's "No Exit" Strategy This White House clearly has a credibility crisis. They need an exit strategy for their rollout of an Afghanistan exit strategy. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses "Presidential Leadership in Transformational Times" at a Truman Library Forum WATCH: Arianna Discusses Obama's Nobel, Glenn Beck's Gold Problem, and Crasher-Gate on Joy Behar

Gut-Check Time For Congress Over Health Care Reform

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Robinson

Societies are judged by how they treat the least in their ranks. This is a gut-check for our country, a huge test whether corporate America runs this nation, or We the People do.

Senator Grassley: Putting Party Before the People on Health Care

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

During his nearly thirty years serving in the Senate, Senator Grassley has earned a reputation as a "straight shooter". That's why his recent behavior has been so disappointing.

Why the Public Option is Critical

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

The U.S. already has the most competitive health insurance system in the world but competition is a good thing only when it produces innovation that leads to better, less expensive things for sale.

Paying for Health Care Reform: Part 1

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

The critical question of how to pay for health care reform seems more difficult than it needs to be, as Congress has chosen to rely on a reform strategy that depends on competition.

Pelosi Vows Passage Of Health Care Overhaul

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defying skeptics in her party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed Sunday to overcome lingering obstacles and pass health-care reform in the House, rest...

President Obama and Congress: If You Missed Wise County, Join Me in LA

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Insurance company bureaucrats, who are under constant pressure from investors to spend less and less of every premium dollar they receive from us, are telling their policyholders to seek charity care.

Sam Stein

GOP Lawmaker Admits Congress Will Pass Democratic Health Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Democratic-endorsed health care bill will pass both the House of Representatives and the Senate this month, one of the White House's main Republican...

Sam Stein

Obama's Decision To Let Congress Tackle Health Care Questioned

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News on the health care reform front this past week has not been good, with two potential Senate bills receiving bad-to-atrocious cost and impact esti...

Lawmakers Crafting Health Care Reform Heavily Invested In Health Care Companies

Wall Street Journal | Sarah Rubenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of Congress who are crafting health-reform proposals also have investments in companies in the industry. Based on the broad financial ranges ...