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Fulfilling the Promise of Medicare

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The richest country in the history of humanity has a moral obligation to cover all of its inhabitants with health care coverage. We believe health care is a right, and should not be treated as a benefit reserved for the privileged.

The Top 1% Providing Free Health Care to the 99% in South Florida

Nezar Hamze | Posted 02.21.2012 | Miami
Nezar Hamze

Ever since the Occupy movement started we've heard how the top 1% continues to get richer while the rest of the 99% suffers. The issues range from eco...

Can the Congressional Progressive Caucus Become Relevant?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Can the CPC assist the President and our country by becoming a sane, clear voice on the issues that truly matter? And will our suddenly popular-again President hear them?

Our Unsafe Healthcare System Is The Issue, Not Caps on Tort Settlements

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

A little-noticed proposal in the President's budget managed to squeak by without a ripple in the media, or comment from savvy political pundits and progressive activists.

Michael Moore's Fundraising Campaign for the "Ground Zero" Mosque

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Michael, while doing important, good works, misses no opportunity to promote himself, yet occasionally he misses the mark in his documentaries or when he appears on TV promoting his films.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform V

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

This is the last of my five posts on the PPACA wherein I will analyze whether the legislation delivers enough to be worth the $1 trillion investment over the next 10 years and whether it will really work.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform IV: Will the Quality of Care Improve?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

In our last three posts, we examined how the PPACA stacks up against the goals of reform for cost containment, affordability and access to care. Here we consider what its likely impact will be on the quality of care.

Hijacked, Stolen Health Care Reform: Why Health Care Costs Will Not Be Contained

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Act of 2010, our new health care legislation, in March was hailed by its supporters as an historic event. But four months later, it remains controversial.

Dems, Progressive Activist Organizations and Unions?

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

One's head reels pondering the wrong-headedness and scattershot efforts of all three. The Democratic "Party", for one, is so fractured you would think...

No Health Care Bill is Better Than a Bad Bill

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Pelosi's health care bill (HR 3962) will not fundamentally reform U.S. health care. This bill is not good enough to pass. We need Medicare for All.

Subverting the Public Option

Tim Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Ellis

Kucinich submitted an amendment to one health care bill giving states the right to adopt their own single-payer system. Republicans ought to love the chance to walk the walk on states' rights by supporting that one.

A Death Every 12 Minutes: The Price of Not Having Medicare for All

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

In 2002, that more than 18,000 Americans between the ages of 19 and 64 were dying each year as a result of being uninsured. The new number is two and a half times that figure.

Republicans Defending Medicare: Duplicity Beyond Belief

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Republicans have fought against Medicare from the very beginning. But in their strategy to kill health care reform, they are all of a sudden sounding like defenders of Medicare against the evils of big government.

The Corporate "Alliance" For Health Care Reform: V - Organized Medicine

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Organized medicine has become so fragmented that no one group speaks for the profession. In fact, some groups have endorsed major health care reform.

In a Town Hall Meeting, Healthcare Swing-Vote Representative Baron Hill [D-IN] Takes a Clear Stand on Reform

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

Hill could not represent a southern Indiana consensus view, because there was none; whatever he chose to do, it would cost him votes.

The Corporate "Alliance" For Health Care Reform: III. The Hospital Industry

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Likely rewards to the hospital industry from health care reform? If events continue in direction they are now, hospitals will thrive, with more insured people and generous accommodations from government.

The Corporate "Alliance" for Health Care Reform: Pledges, Agendas, Tactics and Likely Rewards the Insurance Industry

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The drug industry's agenda is crystal-clear: expand its markets through wider insurance coverage, avoid price controls, and gain maximal patent protection.

Fiscal Conservatism and Health Care Reform: a Bipartisan No-Brainer?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Why this incredible disconnect among our elected representatives shaping the future of one-sixth of our economy and future health care of all 310 million of us?

Get out in the Streets and FIGHT for Universal, Single Payer Health Care

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

A family member's brutal beating by a gang has me extra pissed. Time to get out in the streets to demand universal health insurance like every other f...

Ryan Grim

Conyers To Introduce Universal Healthcare Bill Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Conyers plans to introduce his universal healthcare legislation today, a Conyers aide tells the Huffington Post. The bill - known last session as...

Political Tourists and Out-of-State Obama Activists in Indiana

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Red and blue state Obama supporters are putting their weight on the see-saw state of Indiana, crossing state lines to help. Political tourists from ot...