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Have We Forgotten Our Sept. 11th Heroes?

Jerrold S. Parker | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Jerrold S. Parker

With each year that passes, more and more of those First Responders succumb to their illnesses and injuries sustained during the rescue and recovery efforts.

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Health Czar: No Cancer Link To Ground Zero

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and cleanup who are stricken with cancer had their hopes dashed Tuesday -- at least temporari...

Sen. Gillibrand Predicts Passage Of First Responders Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — New York's two senators said Monday that the votes are there for Congress to approve a scaled-back bill providing extra benefits to...

9/11 Health Bill Falls Short In Senate Test Vote

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday derailed a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's coll...

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

The Zadroga bill is another response to the need for compassion to take the place of certainty. It is now expected to come up for a vote in the House on September 29.

FACT CHECK: Obama's Tone Shifts On Health Care

AP | ERICA WERNER and CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told voters repeatedly during the health care debate that the overhaul legislation would bring down fast-ris...

Health Overhaul Likely To Strain Doctor Shortage

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the land...

Dan Froomkin

Even As Reform Passes, State Cuts Imperil Health Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sunday's House vote means there's a new era dawning for health insurance in this country -- but not for tens of thousands of poor children about to lo...

Health Care Whip Count Live Updates: Will Reform Bill Have The Votes?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 11:00 AM ET, MARCH 21 -- Today is the day. As Congress gets set for Sunday's historic vote on health care reform, click here to get all the br...

Sam Stein

Health Care Updates: Democrats, Republicans Respond To CBO Score

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Click here for more recent updates. Ahead of the critical final vote on health care reform, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives know...

Catholic Nuns Urge Passage Of Obama's Health Bill

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's sweeping health care legislation won precious support from a longtime liberal holdout in the House on Wedn...

Begich Open To Using Reconciliation To Pass Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) said Friday that he was open to using reconciliation to pass health care reform, according to Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore....

Billy Tauzin Leaving Pharma: Top Lobbyist For Drugmakers Stepping Down

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of the influential trade association for drug manufacturers announced Thursday night that he is leaving his job. The deve...

Health Care Industry Games Out Next Move On Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate victory by Republican Scott Brown caught many health-care companies off guard, with a number of firms reiterating support Wednesday for a s...

The Oligarchy Wins Again!

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The health reform bill the corporate oligarchy just purchased from the best Congress money can buy has investors stoked, as the soaring stock prices of health industry corporations reach a 52-year high point!

Catholic Church Shows Its Influence In Health Care Fight

Wall Street Journal | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Injecting itself aggressively into the health-care debate, the Roman Catholic Church in America has emerged as a major political force with the potent...

House Health Care Bill Released: "Historic Moment"

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millio...

Senate Health Bill Opposed By Unions, Full-Page Paper Ad Planned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — About 30 unions will run a full-page ad in newspapers Wednesday announcing their opposition to the Senate Finance Committee's healt...

Pearlstein: Restore Majority Rule To The Senate

The Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By now most people have heard the story of the frog that's put in a pot of cold water on a hot stove and doesn't notice as it is gradually boiled to d...

Health Care Study: Lack Of Insurance Has Led To 17,000 Child Deaths

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lack of adequate health care may have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 US children over the past two decades, according to a study released by...

Krugman: Insurance Industry's Hatchet Job, So Bad That It Might Be Good

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the past, the insurance industry's power has been a major barrier to health-care reform. Most notably, the industry paid for the infamous "Harry an...

Ryan Grim

Bernie Sanders Pushes Back On Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While conservative members of the Democratic caucus threaten to block passage of health care reform if it includes a public health insurance option, a...

Virginia Foxx: Health Care Reform Is A Bigger Threat Than "Any Terrorist Right Now In Any Country" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) claimed on Monday that health care reform is a bigger threat than terrorism -- the latest incendiary comment from a Republ...

Jay Rockefeller: White House Approach To Public Option "Difficult To Fathom"

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I just spoke with Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), who had a bit of a fractured take on the current state of the public option. He took issue with the Pre...

Senate Health Care Bill: Five Things You Don't Know

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've been following the health care debate closely, you probably know the basics of the Senate Finance Committee's version of health care reform ...