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Amanda Gutterman

Why We Need To Start Talking About Death Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books

Whether you call it “assisted suicide” or “death with dignity,” stories about people choosing to die on their own terms have been making the n...

Why I Want To Live Past 75

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Rather than thinking of 75 as the time to die, let us continue to re-imagine 21st century life where 75 is a robust time of engagement and work. Perhaps for many even just the start of yet another phase of life.

Why I Don't Want To Die At 75

Joan Gage | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Ezekiel Emanuel is a very distinguished scientist... Needless to say, his 5,000-word piece evoked a lot of debate, although everyone agreed he makes some important and startling points. They are his reasons for saying that he hopes to die at 75 and that, after he turns 65, he plans to discontinue all his health care -- no flu shots, colonoscopies, surgery, pacemakers.

Glad My Grandpa Did Not Heed Ezekiel Emanuel's Advice of Death at 75

Avidan Milevsky | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Avidan Milevsky

When my grandfather was 75 I was in middle school. Although I enjoyed his company then, my appreciation for his wisdom and his ability to truly impact my life only materialized once I hit latter adolescence and early adulthood.

Should Life End At 75?

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Both society and pharmaceutical companies promote the idea of seniors living healthily and happily until some moment in the distant future, when they will vanish in some kind of pain-free poof, most likely while salsa dancing on a Caribbean cruise ship. But the reality is a bit different.

Will 'Obola' Fear-Mongers Sway Voters? Yes, Unless Dems Retake Offense on Economy and Obstruction

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Republicans are conflating crises as if there's an ISIS terrorist with Ebola at the Border. Lowry and Shrum debate if hitting the panic button can work in November, and if Dems can counter with good economic news and GOP voter obstruction. Then: Is Panetta patriotic or betraying?

Is 75 the Perfect Age to Die?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the well-known bioethicist and brother of the mayor of my town, argued recently in an essay in the Atlantic Monthly that 75 is the perfect age to die. After that, he said, most people have little to contribute to society and are a burden rather than a benefit. I can think of few less-Jewish ideas than this. It is not only heartless but wrong.

Democrats Borrow A GOP Idea On Health Care Costs

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let state...

Countdown: 175 Days Until the End of Job Lock in America

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The Obama administration's decision to postpone the requirement that large employers offer health insurance to their workers has been characterized by pundits on the left as a capitulation to big business and on the right as the latest evidence that Obamacare isn't working. Actually, it's neither.

Jeffrey Young

Insurance CEO Touts Wellness Programs As Cost-Savers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

Company wellness programs for employees that include complementary medicine features like yoga can benefit bottom lines, according to Mark Bertolini, ...

Lisa Belkin

The Brothers Emanuel Might Have The Answers Every Parent Needs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents

When the brothers were 6, 2 and 4, they marched unsupervised around the neighborhood, across streets and beneath underpasses. In family arguments, the...

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost

Tom Deegan | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Patient outcomes have been superseded by paperwork. The new computer revolution now institutionalizes this fixation electronically. Patient care gets lost in the shuffle, often competing head to head with the bureaucratic demands.

This Is Not Your Mother's Medicare: Part 2

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are confident that good citizens will be willing to put the country's interests first and advocate for and demand a pragmatic and collaborative solution to our Medicare dilemma.

The "Younger" Games: Phony Age War Strikes Again ... and Again ... and Again

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In an economy where most people's lives have been harmed by bank recklessness and massive wealth inequality, there are instigators and those who follow them want everybody to worry about a different predator instead:

'Government Is Always Violating Your Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Monday in the case challenging President Barack Obama's health care reform law. HuffPost's ...

Cutting Health Care Costs Through Design

Thomas Fisher | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Thomas Fisher

We can no longer afford bad design. In fact, the real luxury in this country has been our tolerance of so much bad design -- sloppy procedures, careless processes, and wasteful products -- that costs us way more than we can possibly sustain.

The White House Won't Touch Social Security. Great! Now, About Medicare...

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

For all the scare talk, one fact is inescapable: British and Canadian health plans are much cheaper than ours. And the only plan in this country that approaches theirs in public approval is... Medicare.

AIDS Activism: Confusing Accountability With Personal Attacks

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anand Reddi

By not providing "new" money towards maternal and child health, President Obama had in de facto pitted HIV/AIDS against other global health objectives.

How We Can Save Over 4 Million Children

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

The U.S. cannot vaccine the world's children alone. Immunizing children is a shared responsibility of the world community. But, unfortunately, just 16 countries contribute to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization .

Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

Eradication of HIV is possible if the world community remains fully committed to funding cost-effective antiretroviral treatment initiatives. Treating our way out is indeed possible.

The HIV/AIDS Fight Needs Cooperation, Not Division

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Over the years, activists and protesters have exhibited tremendous creativity, passion, and energy in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Let's re-direct that energy into making programs work better to serve all populations.

United States Global Health Policy: HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding At Risk Under President Obama

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The diminishing commitment by the G8 towards HIV/AIDS treatment funding is a major topic at the Vienna AIDS conference. Sadly, the perception that HIV/AIDS is no longer an emergency is misinformed.

Terry Schiavo's Brother At CU: Obama Promotes Culture Of Death

Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER -- A powerful precursor to the national shouting match over "death panel" health-reform this summer was the Terri Schiavo case, where a woman ...

Republican Lawmakers Gin Up Fear Of Rationing, Can't Offer Any Proof

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surrounded by a group of parents clutching pictures of their special needs children, two Republican members of Congress stood in front of the Capitol ...

Hey Sarah Palin! Why Not Actually Read Dr. Emanuel's article on rationing limited resources?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

While Sarah Palin may not like the idea that any citizen should be denied health care, how would she suggest we distribute the precious few kidneys available to a long list of people on dialysis?