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Government Takeover

Talking Points Trump Truth in Message-Driven Washington

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians have misled voters for as long as there have been politicians. At times, though, and not so long ago, it was not a death wish to claim to be a moderate willing to work with members of the other party. That's hardly possible when message makers call the shots.

The Affordable Care Act: Not a Government Takeover But a Privatized Bonanza

John Geyman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

Though constantly attacked by the right as a government takeover, Obamacare is by no means a not-for-profit public program. Wall Street and investors recognize the potential for profits under the ACA.

Republicans Demand a Government Takeover and Bailout of the Oil Spill

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Now that crude has begun to wash upon the shores and wetlands of Republican red states, any superficial bumper sticker griping about socialism has been temporarily forgotten.


Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

How sad it is that the energy company enablers in our government don't determine that the Gulf coast is "Too Big to Fail". Maybe then they would sto...

The Historic Health Care Legislation - For Democrats, Now the Work Begins

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

If Democrats are to avoid a political bloodbath in November, the president and Democratic congressional leaders must spend substantial time in the coming weeks and months explaining this legislation in simple terms.

Health Care Reform: Deep Twitter Thoughts on The Health Care Vote

Katie Halper | Posted 03.22.2010 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Stupak is like a boyfriend who starts saying all the right stuff after you've decided to break up with him.

What a Real Government Takeover Looks Like

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rush Holt

As Congress convenes today to pass health reform, I'm reminded of one of the last times we voted on a Sunday: March 2005, when Republicans forced an extraordinary vote to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo.

A Flawed Step Forward on Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We all know how much the media love conflict, and they have fallen in love with the health care debate. To say the process hasn't been pretty would be one of the biggest Washington understatements in years.

Paul Krugman Debunks Health Care Reform Myths

New York Times | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Health reform is back from the dead. Many Democrats have realized that their electoral prospects will be better if they can point to a real accomplish...

Pray for Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck's predictions that health care reform would lead to government bureaucrats euthanizing people like his daughter are dead wrong, but we at Sojournors agree with Glenn on this point: God is the giver of life.

Obama Presses Hard to Unite Dems on Healthcare and Slaps Down Republican "Demagoguery"

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

The President's speech was so powerful it probably sent many of the nation's health insurance industry robber barons into economic cardiac arrest.

Wendell Potter and Health Insurance Industry Misinformation

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Whitney

Potter was vice president of corporate communications for Cigna, the fourth biggest health insurance company in America, when he decided to resign and become a public advocate for reform.

Town Halls: Don't Confuse Me with the Facts, My Mind Is Made Up

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

There is little opportunity for a dialogue in which facts are presented if the people you are talking to have already made up their minds. BUT, if you want an effective Town Hall, here's some advice.

This Boyfriend May Be Hazardous To Your Health

Nancy Giles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Nancy Giles

Memo to my fellow Americans, with a special shout-out to my sister single women: settling for health insurance coverage as it exists now would be like settling for a bad boyfriend. And we deserve better.

Cantor: "Waterloo" Not Right Way To Look At Health Care

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Asked about Jim DeMint's remark that health care could be Obama's "Waterloo," Cantor said: "I don't think that's a good way to look at it. We are cer...

Bizarro World of Health Care Reform: Standing Language On Its Head

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Corporate socialism remains at the center of our "uniquely American" failed, fragmented, U.S. health insurance model that emulates the Wall Street norm of privatized profit and socialized risk.

An Ad Script for Teddy Kennedy on Healthcare Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the debate about healthcare reform, why are the loudest voices in the room the ones who seemingly are against all reform? Where are the champions ...

GOP Senators Equate Public Health Plan With "Government Takeover"

Wall Street Journal | Patrick Yoest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee criticized proposals to create a public health insurance option to compete with private insure...