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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...

No Men: The Most Ornery, Obstructionist Senators

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Joe Lieberman issued fresh threats to filibuster any health-care reform proposal including a public option, he did more than just blunt the ...

House Health Care Bill Outlaws Treating Domestic Violence As A Pre-Existing Condition

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled the re-tooled Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962). The bill will cost $900 billi...

Health Insurance Stocks Down As Prospects For Reform Rise

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health insurance stocks took a dive Tuesday, with the S&P Health Care Sector index becoming the worst-performing segment of the S&P 500, largely becau...

Senate Votes To Debate Health Care Reform Bill

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate...

Dennis Kucinich Wants His Single-Payer Provision Reinstated In Health Bill

The Washington Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) was none too happy when House leaders stripped his single-payer provision from their $894 billion health reform proposal...

House Cuts Health Bill Price To $871 Billion: AP Source

AP | ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are aiming to scale back the cost of their health care bill to well below President Barack Obama's preferred price ...

Civil Rights Groups Target Dems On Health Care Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — African-American, Latino and civil rights groups have launched an ad campaign aimed at pressuring moderate Democratic senators to 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...