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A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

President Obama, Go Big or Go Home

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

There's an old saying in surfing: Go big or go home. Right now, each race around the country is in it's own little bubble, disconnected to the larger narrative. Only true vision and leadership can unite them to raise a populist wave and that is what the Presidential pulpit is for.

The Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, and the Need for a Single-Payer System

Bob Seay | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Bob Seay

More than anything else, the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby vividly illustrates the need for a single-payer health care system that does not involve employers.

The VA Scandal -- What Lessons Can We Draw?

John Geyman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

The V.A. scandal over access to care for our veterans is, of course, a betrayal of our government's debt to our veterans and a national disgrace that needs fixing on an urgent basis. Although we still don't know the full extent of the problems.

Health Care Reform and the Futures of Primary Care and Psychiatry

John Geyman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

What does health care reform have to do with the futures of primary care and psychiatry? A lot, and most of it is still under our collective radar screen.

Mark Blumenthal

Those Who Label Obamacare 'Not Liberal Enough' Don't Necessarily Want It To Be More Liberal

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some supporters of the Affordable Care Act claim that polls showing majority opposition to the law are misleading because many of these ...

The War Against Poets and Adjuncts: Is Obamacare Enough?

Julie Sokolow | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Julie Sokolow

How can creatives who freelance, wait tables, and piece together stressful hodgepodge livings achieve security?

Hillary Clinton Likes Obamacare, And Opposes Single-Payer Health Insurance

Eric Zuesse | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Hillary Clinton has confirmed, to a paying audience of 20,000 sellers of electronic health records systems, that she supports Obamacare, and opposes s...

Continuity of Health Care: Going, Going... Almost Gone!

John Geyman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

We have heard the promises as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was being sold to the public, including -- you can keep your doctor and insurance if you like it. We now know those promises to be mostly false as the ACA enters its fifth year of implementation.

While Obamacare Enrollment Continues to Lag, Labor Builds Support for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All

Pearl Korn | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We might recall that it was labor that gave us the middle class during the post World War II years as they worked to indeed lift all boats in that time of unprecedented prosperity. Can they lead our nation once again in this time of unprecedented need?

How Max Baucus, the Next Ambassador to China, Killed Progressive Health Care Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It's just unfortunate that Obama couldn't send Baucus to a democratic country so he could see first-hand what a decent universal health care system looks like.

Beyond Obamacare: In Many States, the Health Care Is a Human Right Movement Is Growing

Anja Rudiger | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

The intense media hype around the troubled Obamacare roll-out threatens to obscure the real issue at hand: how to go beyond the piecemeal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and build a truly universal health care system that provides equal, high-quality care to everyone.

The Fight for a Better Health Care System Is Far from Over

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of reform. We must not focus solely on ACA implementation while ignoring the corrosive effect many insurance companies have on our health care system.

Jeffrey Young

Single-Payer Proponents Having An 'I-Told-You-So' Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

The botched implementation of Obamacare has created a bittersweet moment for advocates of a universal, single-payer health care system: They saw this ...

Obamacare's Flaws Put Progressive Politics in Jeopardy

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If the Obama administration can't quickly fix the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, not only is President Obama's second term in jeopardy. Progressivism itself is in jeopardy.

The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone

Republicans Have Health Insurance Amnesia

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The mainstream media has been focused on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act. While the problems are legitimate, the sudden concern from the Right over the cost of premiums and paying for more than you need seem disingenuous.

Why Was Your Health Insurance Plan Cancelled and Not Upgraded?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Regardless of your general disposition toward the president, let's make sure your anger isn't just a little bit misguided.

Liberals Should Fight Like Hell for Single Payer Health Care

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Ladies and gentlemen, one cannot provide true reform, change we can believe in, or dramatically improved health care with bills that are insurance industry productions, passed with political payoffs, compromising our highest ideals.

While Obamacare Addresses the Uninsured, Medicare Advantage Plans Throw Seniors Under the Bus

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Who is paying attention to senior healthcare issues? All eyes are only on Obamacare, as if the rest of the insured population are without financial concerns about the insurance they already have.

Health Care for All

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

It is unconscionable that in one of the most advanced nations in the world, there are nearly 50 million people who lack health insurance and millions more who have burdensome copayments and deductibles.

Single Payer: Alive and Still Remarkably Well

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

As the country prepares for open enrollment October 1st in the insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a small group of dedicated artists and politicians in Pennsylvania have been working toward a broader solution.

Matt Damon Is Right

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.

Ontario vs. West Virginia

Russell Mokhiber | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Russell Mokhiber

Allan Tweddle wants to build a manufacturing facility. He would prefer to build it in West Virginia -- where he lives. But he's going to build it in Ontario, Canada -- where he was born.

Will Universal Health Care Be Achieved When the Exchanges Kick in Next Year?

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Seven million students in all could be affected by such a gross action. How many of those needed doctors will drop out of medical school, or decide on an alternative career if that loan rate increase occurs?