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Obama Health Care Reform

Sam Stein

Obama To Meet With Progressives, Centrist Dems In Health Care Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House begins its campaign to get skeptical Democrats on board health care reform on Thursday afternoon when the president plans to sit down ...

Ryan Grim

Obama To Progressives: This Is Just The Foundation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama began his meeting with leading House progressives by bringing in a letter from an Ohio woman who wrote him to say that her skyrocketin...

Ryan Grim Discusses Obama's Final Push For Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post congressional correspondent Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC today to discuss President Obama's final push to gather some GOP support for h...

Obama Wants Comprehensive Bill, GOP Ideas; READ His Letter To Congress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday, President Barack Obama did not explicitly advocate the use of reconciliation to pass health care r...

Obama's Weekly Radio Address To GOP On Health Care: `Let's get this done'

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday he is ready to compromise with Republicans on health care if they are serious about it, but th...

Why Shouldn't Obama Throw Injured Patients Under the Bus To Get Health Reform? Ask Steven Olsen

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Malpractice costs are a fraction of one percent of health care costs. No honest expert believes that limiting the rights of medical malpractice casualties will have any impact on health care costs.

Price Control of Health Care Insurance: A Non-Starter?

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

We need to address the cause of high cost and low quality in health care: the profit motive. None of the other developed countries, which often have better care at half our cost, run on profit.

Obama On Health Care:

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday the health care meeting he's holding next week with Democratic and Republican lawmakers will t...

Health Care Reform: White House Hints Of New Bill To Be Posted Online Before Summit

The New York Times | Sheryl Gay Stolberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House and the Senate still at loggerheads over their health care bills, the White House hinted on Tuesday that President Obama might post his...

Spoiler Alert: House M.D. Major Plot Twist

Michael McCarthy | Posted 02.11.2010 | Comedy
Michael McCarthy

It's an exclusive sneak preview at a future episode of HOUSE!

Pelosi Aide: Health Care May Be Put Off Until Easter

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's top health policy aide laid out a way forward today and said reform should be close to finished by Easter recess. Congre...

Now Controlling Senate, Republicans Propose Bipartisan Program

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

As their party now holds an insurmountable 41 to 59 majority in the Senate, Republican leaders yesterday presented their legislative agenda for 2010, ...

Weathervane Week

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

How much more of this will it take before Obama and the Democrats grasp that bipartisanship is a dead letter, a lousy tactic, and a sign of presidential weakness?

Obama DNC Speech: Says He's Not Giving Up On Health Care Reform

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just a year after celebrating Barack Obama's inauguration, despondent Democrats on Saturday heard from their party leader who urged...

Obama Admits Health Care Reform May Die In Congress

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — No, maybe he can't. President Barack Obama, who insisted he would succeed where other presidents had failed to fix the nation's hea...

Sam Stein

Axelrod Pressed By Franken, Sanders On White House's Lack Of Leadership On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shortly after Barack Obama addressed a Senate Democratic caucus meeting and urged them to push health care reform forward, one of the chamber's most p...

President's Budget Shows Consistent Commitment to Public Health and Prevention

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

In the budget released today, the Obama Administration demonstrated its commitment to supporting a strong public health system that focuses on prevention.

Healthcare Reform Is Irrevelant Until Americans Improve Their Lifestyles

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A plan that bases health care premiums on nutrition and lifestyle choices could ignite the food revolution we need to rid ourselves of the burdens of preventable chronic diseases.

Sam Stein

Obama To Call For Democratic Unity On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will urge members in both chambers of Congress to overcome their differences and forge ahead on health care reform during his f...

Open Letter to Scott Brown on Health Care Reform: Revisit an Original and Simple Proposal

Dr. Paul Toffel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Toffel

This plan represents a simple solution to pursuing all the best aspects of choice, quality and access in our American medical system, without the need to add any new taxes or increasing national debt.

33 Strategies Of War Author Robert Greene on Obama's Tactical Hell

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lee Stranahan

Can understanding war help us understand this legislative battle? I think so, and one concept that Greene discusses in his book seems particularly applicable; the concept of "Tactical Hell."

Sam Stein

Weiner On Health Care's Demise: We Lacked Leadership From Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least one leading House progressive is blaming the White House for the likely death of health care legislation, arguing that President Obama never ...

Jim Cramer: Markets Will Rally If Dems Lose Massachusetts Senate Race (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to Jim Cramer, a victory by Republican Scott Brown in today's Massachusetts Senate election will spark a market rally on Wednesday. The "...

A Wake Up Call

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Whether or not Martha Coakley squeaks through in Massachusetts on Tuesday, it should be a wake-up call of the most fundamental kind. Obama needs to stop playing inside games with bankers and insurance lobbyists.

Ryan Grim

Health Care Reform Could Skip Final Step, Roll Right Through House

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care reform bill that passes the Senate might be the one that ends up on President Obama's desk, bypassing the usual House-Senate conferenc...