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Obama Hires Former WellPoint Exec to Implement Health Care Law

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

This is a telling indictment of the health care law itself, strongly suggesting it was constructed by the Obama administration as a massive taxpayer-financed giveaway to private insurers like WellPoint.

Public Option Plan Will Cover Few Americans, New Statistic Reveals

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — What's all the fuss about? After all the noise over Democrats' push for a government insurance plan to compete with private carrier...

Daily Pulse: Has Baucus Pulled Snowe's Trigger?

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

To progressives, adopting the "wait and see" approach is like giving Bernie Madoff another five years to run his Ponzi scheme, just to make absolutely sure he's a crook.

Krugman: Why The Public Option Matters

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most arguments against the public option are based either on deliberate misrepresentation of what that option would mean, or on remarkably thorough mi...

Obama Swiftboats Van Jones

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Van Jones' resignation isn't a testament to the frenetic dry-drunk tirades of a delusional Fox employee. It is due to the Obama administration's failure to rightfully and necessarily defend a valuable member of its team.

Health Care Today: Separate Is Not Equal

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeanine Molloff

End the de facto segregation we have now under private insurers and replace it with mandated single-payer health care for all Americans. This is the civil rights issue of our day.

Lobbying & Universal Health Care

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

A one-year moratorium on lobbying would help change the debate from universal health insurance to actual universal health care.