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How Hobby Lobby Undermines All Americans' Freedom

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Hobby Lobby ruling not only is terrible news for women seeking a guarantee of good health care through their employer, but also for anybody who believes in personal freedom.

Winning in November by Defending the Affordable Care Act Now

David Coates | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Lindsey Graham's recent warning that Republicans might yet push for a presidential impeachment serves to demonstrate, if further demonstration was still required, just how brutal Washington politics could get if his party ends up in control of both Houses of Congress after the mid-term elections in November.

Sam Stein

The Cycle Of 'Mediscare' Will Not, Cannot, Be Broken

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In May 2011, a group of freshmen House Republicans wrote a letter to the White House calling for a serious, sober conversation on entitl...

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

An Obamacare Checkup

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Whatever way the story gets spun next month, it will be different than the prevailing storyline up to this point. But before we get to that, let's take a look at the progress made in the past month.

Sarah Palin, We Found Your Death Panel

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Eschewing insurance in favor of joining "a nationwide network of Christians who save money by sharing each other's medical bills" may not bring on the wrath of the the IRS -- but there could be punishing bills from medical providers.

Pope Francis, Liberal Populist

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.

Seriously, Mark Halperin?!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Media

UPDATE: Mark Halperin addressed his previous comments on Tuesday, tweeting: In Mon intv I did not say "death panels" nor do I believe AC...

Republicans Say They're Not to Blame for Shutdown -- Except They Really Are

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Suggesting we are in a shutdown because the Democrats won't compromise ignores the rhetoric from Republicans over the past few years threatening to shut down the government.

Death Panel

Jonathan Richards | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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The Real Death Panel in Obamacare? How About the GOP?

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP constantly excoriates liberals and Democrats for their welfare state fantasies because, Republicans insist, there is no such thing as a "free lunch" and that leftists don't understand that life involves hard choices. But the irony here is that Obamacare, for all its flaws, actually recognizes this.

Ignorance Is Bad for Your Health

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We were in Montana last weekend. We had not expected the visit to provide a preview of this week's bizarre performance by the Republican Party.

Conservative Death Panels? The Right's Bad Healthcare Idea Exposed

Salon | Brian Beutler | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

When conservatives try to convince uninsured young people to opt out of Obamacare, they have one huge ulterior motive....

This Isn't Sarah Palin's Death Panel

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Rev. Chuck Currie

Those that use this legislation to scare people about Obamacare actually end up hurting those facing the end of their lives. That is a sick form of politics certainly in need of a cure.

New Kind Of Birther, Death Panel Insanity Explodes

Salon | Brian Beutler | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Ever since 2009, political junkies have turned their attentions outside the beltway each August, watching to see whether conservative voters would ret...

Dems Jump on The 'Death Panel' Bandwagon

Mother Jones | Erika Eichelberger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

In 2009, Sarah Palin claimed Obamacare would create "death panels," or bands of bureaucrats who would decide whether old or disabled Americans were wo...

Jason Linkins

Chuck Grassley Really Upset That Obama Doesn't Call Him Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

According to The Hill, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) -- whom the publication calls "a pivotal deal-maker in Congress" -- is really feeling down in the ...

End of Life Care Planning Matters for Everyone

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

My long connection with end-of-life care, its costs and consequences, took on a whole new dimension for me with a recent personal experience. Several...

Pro-Choice to the End: Taking More Control of Your Final Days

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Even if your state does not (yet) have a POLST option, consider documenting your preferences using other forms, like a living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and the like.

Seniors Are Asking... What's Next for Medicare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Now that the Supreme Court has declared the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, what is the impact going to be on Medicare? The short answer? Not much.

Palin Is Right: House Death Panel Vote "Is Downright Evil" -- People Would Die!

Andy Stern | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Andy Stern

This week, the Death Panel has finally raised its deadly head, not in HHS or the Obama Administration, but in the Republican-led US House of Representatives.

Sarah Palin Returns To 'Death Panels'

Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin targeted President Barack Obama's health care reform law on Monday ahead of the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on the measure. "As we ...

Call Them 'Compassion Panels,' Not 'Death Panels'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I think that we need to re-label the idea of these "panels" so that we are actually talking about how we need to treat people with compassion no matter what decision has to be made concerning a loved one's end of life issues.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Renew Socialism, 'Let People Die' Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Claims about socialism and death panels had seemingly faded from public debate about the health care reform law until Tuesday, when they...

The Burr/Coburn Medicare Plan: 10 Deceptions - and a Free-Market "Death Panel"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Burr and Coburn want you to believe that they can raise the Medicare eligibility age, make you pay more in premiums, turn your health care over to the same insurers that are bankrupting you before you're sixty-five -- and that somehow you'll save money!