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Heathcare Reform

Lives in the Balance: The Hidden Erosion of Safe Hospital Care

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Despite the hysteria on the right, some components of the ACA are clearly welcome, especially the Medicaid expansion in those states where the governors are not standing with pitchforks in the door to block health coverage for the working poor.

Mr. President, Now You Know How Small Business Owners Feel!

Gene Marks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Having a few tech problems with your healthcare exchange websites, Mr. President? Well, join the crowd. Now you know what's like. Now you know what ev...

Meet Dr. Hadland and Dr. Vassy

Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc.

During our primary-care crisis, should the U.S. be using valuable resources to deport Harvard-trained primary-care physicians who want to serve patients and also remain in the same country as their spouses? According to DOMA, it should.

The Myth of U.S. Democracy and the Reality of U.S. Corporatocracy

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The truth is that the U.S. is neither a democracy, nor a republic. Americans are ruled by a corporatocracy: a partnership of "too-big-to-fail" corporations, wealthy elite and government officials.

Divestment is the Answer - Vote with Your Stock

Teri Szucs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Teri Szucs

I took a good look at the mean, ignorant hate-mongers on the other side. The vote was a win against them. Yesterday I found myself rooting for the pas...

A Shared Vision of Health

Robert Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert Ross

We all know to call 911 to reach the fire department. But who do we call to help address the nationwide health crisis we all face?

Mr. President: Time to Issue a Direct 'Call to Action' to Your Grassroots Supporters

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is time for Obama to go "all in" on health care reform. Having declared health care reform the defining mark of his presidency, he has nothing to lose but defeat.

The Health Care Conversation We'd Rather Not Have: How Other People's Money Protects Us from Difficult Choices

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

Each Medicare patient feels entitled to have it with few strings attached. But the truth is that it is one more tax-funded program. Just like the stimulus money. Just like the wars. Just like everything else.

Hope 2.0: Standing With Obama Over the Long Haul

Mark Klempner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Klempner

It's not that I object to critical thinking. We need it. Yet, while we're reminding Obama of his promises and scrutinizing him on his decisions, we need to stand with him.

Address Medical Liability With Science, not Caps: "Standard of Care" is not the Same as Evidence-Based Medicine

Louise Marie Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louise Marie Roth

Many doctors practice in fear of litigation. Some argue this leads to "defensive medicine": medical practices designed to avert the future possibility of malpractice suits, rather than to benefit the patient.