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Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care

John Geyman | Posted 10.22.2011 | Books
John Geyman

We are indebted to the late Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for this basic definition of the four pillars of primary care.

Jimmy Carter: Ted Kennedy Cost America National Health Insurance Decades Ago

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter says Americans could have had comprehensive health care coverage decades ago if Sen. Edward M. Kenned...

Health Insurance For Dummies!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

If the current legislation fails to curb costs or vastly increase access to care, it should be scrapped and a full on national, or even state by state, health care plan substituted in its place.

Occam's Razor Can Cut Down the Health Care Lobbyists

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Private health-insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are threatening the health and stability of America. Some argue that this is equivalent to crimes against humanity.

Corpocracy vs. Democracy in Health Care Reform

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

Since corporate dollars trump individual votes, we have a corpocracy, not a democracy.

Caring for Health: Expanding the Policy Dialogue

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Providing universal health coverage is essential, but there are many, many other social policy avenues to pursue if we seek to improve the health of our citizenry.

Universal Health Care Can Save Our Economy

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

Anxiety and uncertainty about our health care will be once and for all gone. Even pharmaceutical companies will cut billions in costs because they'll have no need to advertise, lobby, or provide gifts.

National Health Plan to Contain $2 Trillion Deductible

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Hopes for a quick fix for the nation's health insurance woes were dampened somewhat today when the medical industry released its proposal for a plan that would include a $2 trillion deductible.

Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.

Health Insurers Make Pitch For Mandated Coverage

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The health insurance industry said Wednesday it will support a national health care overhaul that requires them to accept all custo...

In Global Recession, Health Care Reform Which Saves Money Is An Economic Imperative

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

While the so-called "debate" over health care reform heats up, the only real option to reform health care -- single-payer national health insurance (NHI) -- is being largely overlooked.

Like Wall Street, Current Health Care Policy Privatizes Profit And Socializes Risk

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The excesses of the health insurance industry resemble those of Wall Street and the subprime housing market, typified by privatized profits for insurers and socialized risk for taxpayers and consumers.