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Look Mom! I'm Insured! 10 Observations on Obamacare

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Because of my income, I also wanted to compare Obamacare to the open market. Having read a lot of teeth-gnashing by people who felt cheated on both sides of the equation, I thought it was the responsible thing to do.

Meatless Monday: Welcome, Class -- Online Plant-Based Culinary Education Begins Today

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"It's absolutely massive -- it's everything I know about the foundational cooking principles of plant-based cuisine," says Chad Sarno. "It has over 20...

Kindergarten Is Too Late -- We Need to Strengthen Brains Earlier Than That

George Halvorson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Studies have shown that the children who come to kindergarten best equipped to learn to read have been read to -- on average -- nearly 1700 hours between birth and kindergarten.

Brains Are Strengthened in the First Three Years of Life

George Halvorson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.

The Cost of Not Caring for People With Serious Mental Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When a health plan, especially with its own delivery system, as Kaiser has, carries the responsibility for a population of people, working or poor, young or old, healthy or sick, they can't pick and choose.

Can Oakland Kaiser Transform American Healthcare?

The Contra Costa Times | Sandy Kleffman | Posted 08.10.2013 | San Francisco

It was a nuisance and David Gassman put it off for three weeks, but he finally put a little stool sample into a tube and mailed it to a Kaiser Permane...

Health Group Unites Labor Groups

Steve Early | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

Two of the biggest U.S. strikes in the last 16 months were conducted by members of the California Nurses Association (CNA) and the National Union of H...

Revealed: The Best Health Care Plans

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

The best private health care plans in the United States are run by nonprofit organizations, according to the latest survey published in the November i...

Medicare's Drug Coverage Gap Shrinks

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.28.2011 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Medicare's prescription coverage gap is getting noticeably smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled peo...

From Rage to Civilization

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

One of the nice things about blogging on Huff Post is not only can you expound on your chosen subject in more than a soundbite, but you may find yours...

Kaiser workers make national headlines in historic NUHW vote

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

On September 13, the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years began. 43,500 Kaiser healthcare workers across California began to re...

NUHW vs. SEIU: Kaiser Workers Prepare to Make History

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

Nearly 30,000 of us signed petitions telling the government that we want NUHW to be our union and we wanted this election to make it official -- the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years.

Octuplet Mom Reinforced Single Mother Stigma

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Whatever happens, Suleman was right that single mothers do unfairly get beat up on for creating societal ills. Unfortunately she insured that the beating will continue.

A Salute to Those Who Have Fought For Us

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

Our honoring of Veterans Day suffers by comparison with Memorial Day, which has a similar purpose and is more widely observed as a holiday because it starts the U.S. summer season.