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Patients Bill of Rights

Why Do We Put Up with Washington's Cynical Misinformation Game?

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.

Among the Most Serious Violations of Our Rights Occurs When We Sign an Informed Consent Form in a Hospital

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Little by little, every right we can think of is under attack for the benefit of a small number of corporatists that control our bought-out government. Another fundamental violation of our rights is what passes for "informed consent" when we enter a hospital for surgery or some other procedure.

Jeffrey Young

Health Care Reform At A Price: How Better Benefits Could Cost Young People More

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act may not live up to its name for some who will see higher health insurance prices than available in today'...

Jeffrey Young

Patients Bill Of Rights: New Rules Spell Out Obamacare's Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Health insurance consumers won't be discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions, can't be charged more because of gender and will be guar...

Romney's Health Care Scam: 72 Million Americans Without Coverage

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

Though detailed evidence of Romney's health care scam is in plain sight, the workaday press, focused as it is on the presidential "horse race," has largely given Romney a free pass on what it would actually mean.

Protecting and Strengthening Women's Health

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathleen Sebelius

Despite all the progress women have made in the workplace, when President Obama took office less than half of us had the option of getting health insurance through our employer. But that is now changing.

Repeal Patient's Bill of Rights = Revoke Vital Consumer Protections

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

Americans correctly believe that the most critical issue facing our nation is job creation. You would think the Republican-run House of Representative...

Real People Really Helped by the Patient's Bill of Rights

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

It should not be forgotten, we Democrats created the most pro-consumer, pro-patient framework for health care delivery ever in the history of our great nation.

Letter to Congress: Physicians and Hospitals Need Protection Too

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Thank you for giving us the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, and the new Patient's Bill of Rights. Next, how about a Physician's Bill of Rights? Physicians and hospitals need protection from health insurance companies too.

Obama To Announce Regulatory Framework For New 'Patient's Bill Of Rights'

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce new health insurance benefits for consumers, marking the first 9...

The Corporatists - Running the Nut House from Bizarro World

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With virtually infinite resources, corporate America has had a grip on the executive and legislative branches of government for some time.

The Death of a Friend

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Known as the "Lion of the Senate," we counted on Ted to fight for fairness in the workplace and serve as a voice for those whose labor makes this country great.