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What Amazon Can Teach Us About Healthcare

Dr. Raz Winiarsky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Dr. Raz Winiarsky

How could the same knee surgery cost $5,000 when performed by one surgeon, and $25,000 by a similarly trained surgeon only a few miles away? More importantly, how does the average medical consumer make sense of this discrepancy? He doesn't.

Placebo Surgery: More Effective Than You Think?

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

To be sure, many conditions require surgery, and surgical procedures have contributed to important increases in longevity and quality of life in industrialized settings. But the few sham surgery trials that have been done have likely uncovered the tip of the iceberg.

Obamacare Versus Romneycare: How Similar Are They?

Brad Burd | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Brad Burd

What do those terms mean and how are President Obama's and Governor Romney's vision for health care different?

When the Medical Debate Becomes Personal

Stu Kreisman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

The past week a member of my family had a medical emergency. One gets to thinking and reevaluating priorities when faced with family crisis like this.

'No Backsies' the New Motto for House Republicans

Christian Crumlish | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Christian Crumlish

House Republican freshmen have suddenly discovered a distaste for demagoguery over Medicare cuts and a desire for civility and calm discussion about t...

The Real Solution to the Health Care Debate? Connectedness

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

What we eat, the stress in our lives, our exercise habits and our connectedness with other human beings are more decisive than anything the health care system can do.

Catholic Bishops Won't Support Repeal Of Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops will not join efforts to repeal the new health care law, even though...

Building A Lasting Healthcare System For Haiti

Ashley Jonathan Clements | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Jonathan Clements

The idea of universal healthcare, or at the very least, providing more accessible healthcare for the United States' poorest families, is a hotly-deb...

The Passing of the Baton and the Ultimate Finish Line for Healthcare

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

There was indeed a great victory last night, the baton was not dropped. But we cannot celebrate too long because the race is not over.

Health Care Debate: LIVE Updates, Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is THE DAY for health care reform, and this page will bring you all the breaking news, tweets, photos, and video, all in one place. Flip thr...

NOVA's Pluto Files (With Neil deGrasse Tyson) Will Make You a Better American

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sharon Glassman

In 2000, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium (and People's Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive), downsized Pluto from a super-cute planet to a tiny, icy body.

Healthcare Debate Explodes on Twitter

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is THE DAY for health care reform, and this page will bring you all the breaking news, tweets, photos, and video, all in one place. Flip thr...

Constituent Presses Cantor On Lack Of GOP Health Plan

The Hill | Molly K. Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was asked several times on Monday about the GOP's lack of a specific healthcare reform plan. [...] Richmond r...

What Congress Could Learn from the USTA and MTV

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

What do Kanye West, Serena Williams and a formerly obscure congressman from South Carolina have in common?

Joe Wilson: Don't Censure - Take His Time

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Mumbled apologies or standing up in front of everybody for questionable dress downs doesn't really do much for moving forward. It just gets people madder and more resentful.

Republicans Fear "Crackpots" Becoming Face Of Party

POLITICO | Andie Coller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Wilson's outburst Wednesday night earned more than a personal rebuke from the president and a dagger-eyed gasp from the speaker of the House; it d...

Harry Reid To Seize Wheel On Healthcare Debate

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will take control of the healthcare debate in his chamber when Congress returns, attempting to move along l...

Dionne: TV Over-Covering The Right-Wing Fringe

Washington Post | E.J. Dionne Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health-care reform is said to be in trouble partly because of those raucous August town-hall meetings in which Democratic members of Congress were bes...

Lieberman: Without Public Option, Health Reform Would Pass

Connecticut Post | Devon Lash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman made it clear Wednesday that he would not vote for a health care bill that included a government-run option, but said that wit...

Five Vital Points the President Must Make in His Upcoming Speech On Health Care Reform

Zack Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Cooper

Americans lost sight of why healthcare reform was vital in the first place. President Obama needs to paint a vivid, emotive picture of the need for healthcare reform.

Ted Kennedy Booed At Schakowsky Town Hall

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We attended Rep. Jan Schakowsky's health care town hall meeting in Niles last night where over 2,000 people showed up, packing a high school auditoriu...

Add This Health Care Solution to the Debate: Mexican and Latin American Folk Remedies for the Ultimate Do-It-Yourselfer

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Seeing how the health care debate has devolved into shouting matches at town halls, I present you with cheap, alternative health care solutions for these troubled times.

Biden Rebuts King Claim That Health Care "Not A Major Issue" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In response to a statement made by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) that health care "is not a major issue among American people," Vice President Biden issued...

GOP Fundraising 'Survey' Outrages Some Recipients

The Columbian | Kathie Durbin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Raymond and Louise Denny of La Center were surprised last week to receive a mailing from Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee...

Bachmann: "Prayer And Fasting" Will Defeat Health Care Reform

Minnesota Independent | Paul Demko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Wednesday Rep. Michele Bachmann was part of a star-studded "teletownhall" meeting to discuss health-care reform. The event, billed "Keeping Faith w...