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Channeling Marie Antoinette to Describe U.S. Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.

America's Hidden Epidemic That Obamacare Barely Touches

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Far more Americans lack access to affordable dental care than to medical care. This lack of access is not just a problem for those most directly affected. All of us are paying a steep price.

What Attending a Free Clinic Can Teach Every American About Health Care

Farihah Zaman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Farihah Zaman

I witnessed the visceral need for health care for all firsthand this April while filming a documentary about a free "pop-up" medical clinic set up on the NASCAR Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee by an organization called Remote Are Medical.

Uninsured Face Uncertain Future If Court Strikes Down Health Care Law

The New Republic | Alec MacGillis | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

SEWANEE, Tenn. - As Robin Layman, a mother of two who has major health troubles but no insurance, arrived at a free clinic here, she had a big persona...

Former Cowboy Provides Free Medical Care To World's Poor

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

The costs of medical attention can be exorbitant for a low-income family or an unemployed person -- even if the needs are the same. That's why Stan...

Volunteer Doctors Can't Keep Up With Health Care Demands of Uninsured and Underinsured

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The health care reform law will go a long way toward solving the access problem in this country. When fully implemented, the number of uninsured Americans will drop by an estimated 30 million. But more than 20 million others will still be uninsured.

Doctors Treating Sick in Africa Now Aid U.S. Uninsured

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.25.2011 | Impact
Wendell Potter

I wish every candidate for public office would be required to spend an hour or two volunteering at one of the free clinics operated throughout the country by a nonprofit organization, Remote Area Medical.

An Illuminating Expedition to the World of the Uninsured

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As the new Congress seeks ways to starve the new health care reform law of necessary funding it's easy to lose sight of the reasons why reform was pursued in the first place.

What Civilized Country Operates Like This?

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

What civilized country operates like this? In case God-and-country defenders of the status quo need reminding, America's for-profit health insurance system serves neither.

DC Armory Wants Group To Pay $77,000 To Host Free Medical Clinic

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A non-profit group that provides free medical treatment to those in need is running into fees and regulations that could derail its plans to treat tho...

Going Barefoot

Jordan Hoffman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jordan Hoffman

With all the talk in the media about health care reform, there are some who say we have the best health care system in the world. If this is true, then the definition I am choosing to use is the one I saw on display all last week.

Healthcare: It's a You-and-Me World

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Those who are opposing health care reform seem to think that if we provide services for the uninsured, that we will somehow be taking away from them.

While Congress Dallies, Desperate Americans Seek Free Health Care

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

The day before six centrist Senators signed a letter to halt health care reform, citizens were lining up for health care provided by Remote Area Medical, a non-profit relief corps dedicated to providing free health care.

Congress Needs to Wake Up on Healthcare

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Health care should not be a technocratic debate about "affordability." It should be a conversation about solutions to the fear that cripples a vast segment of the American public.

That Other "60 Minutes" Story: About 47 Million Uninsured Americans Desperate For Health Care

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, did you see that shocking video clip from 60 Minutes the other night? The one about an issue pivotal about the current Democratic campaign?