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Socialized Medicine

The 'Opposition" Isn't Right... But Neither Are You

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

I'm not at all suggesting you give up your viewpoints or your beliefs. Feel free to hold on to any point of view you want. And continue to argue and fight for them. Just don't claim that yours are true and that someone else's is false. None of them are "the truth." And it's fine to prefer one to the other.

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.

Socialized Medicine: The Horror Movie

Jeff Faux | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Jeff Faux

The point is not that the British, or Canadian or any other system is necessarily the exactly right model for the U.S. But we will never get anywhere near the right model unless the ideological fog that clouds our political discourse on health care is lifted.

WATCH: Orrin Hatch Says Failure Of Obamacare Is Dem Plot

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

A lot of conspiracy theories have been floated around the Affordable Care Act, including that it creates "death panels." Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) off...

Plus-Size Socialism

Barry Levinson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Barry Levinson

As the Republican Party continues to harp on the socialist leanings of President Obama, maybe we need to turn our sights to other areas of socialist policies in this nation that no one openly talks about. Clothing, for example.

Bitter About the Burden

Cathie Beck | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Cathie Beck

The pressure is on. Newly medically-uninsured, I must take a deep breath and dive into this project of figuring out what I'll do when the medical needs demand strike.

The American Politics of Canadian Health Care

Graham Milne | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Graham Milne

Can you imagine the reaction on the right if an Obama-supporting Super PAC ran an ad featuring Canadians demanding higher taxes on the rich? Cries from the Fox News cabal about filthy foreigners tampering with the sacred trust of American elections would be positively deafening.

Changing What Game?

Carmen Burcea-Haber | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Carmen Burcea-Haber

Here, people lose their houses and their property when they get sick, if their coverage is insufficient or non-existent. Here, too many people think that their neighbor should not have the right to see a doctor unless he pays for it. "Why should I cover that guy's bills? He can go to the emergency room!"

Personal Socialized Medicine Experiences: Not for the Weak-Hearted?

Ilan Dar-Nimrod | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Ilan Dar-Nimrod

In the short time I have lived in the U.S., I've heard much about the horror of the socialized medicine systems in other countries. Interestingly, all these comments came from people who never lived in such countries.

Packing My Bags for Canada

Ali MacLean | Posted 08.29.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Who do they think they are forcing me to have health care when I don't want it? That's it. I'm packing my bags and moving to Canada. I'm really doing it this time too.

Top 10 Political Theme Park Rides

James Napoli | Posted 08.12.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

America's theme parks will be crowded once again this season, and perhaps it is time for some of the attractions there to reflect the political turmoil in which our nation finds itself.

Please Click Here: The New Health Care Plan

Jennifer Evans Gardner | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Evans Gardner

All those who believe that health care should be a right and not a privilege: you are excused. All the rest of you, please get your credit cards ready.

Friday Talking Points -- Excerpting Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An important debate flared this week -- one in which sides were chosen, positions staked out, and invective hurled. I will let that sentence stand in...

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Health advocate Eesha Pandit and blogger Sady Doyle join GRITtv host Laura Flanders for a discussion...

Dick Cheney's Heart Device Was Developed With Taxpayer Money

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The ingenious left ventricular assist device heart pump used by the former vice president was developed by the National Institutes of Health with taxpayer money.

My Bout with Socialist Medicine, British Style

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Schwartz

In a recent trip to England, I was struck by a severe case of sciatica. With excruciating pain, I was forced to face the nightmare of the National Health System.

Change We Can Believe In, Even From Paris

Veronica De La Cruz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Veronica De La Cruz

There is still plenty of work to be done. So before we uncork the champagne, let's roll up our sleeves. No matter what side you were on, think of this as the beginning, not the end.

What the Health Care Vote Says About the Parties

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Let's face it, what the health care reform bill vote really boils down to is this: Democrats want to help people, Republicans only care about their personal wealth and keeping their taxes low.

A Guide for Those Traumatized by Right-Wing, Fear-Mongering Lies on Health Care Reform

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Since the right has had no trouble reducing nuanced issues to sound bytes, I have no choice but to provide more accurate characterizations than some of the common themes being pushed on the right.

The New British PM and Socialized Medicine

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

Among the 30 plus nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only Turkey, Mexico and the United States do not provide government-run universal health care.

Sarkozy Adviser Minc Triggers French Death Panel Debate

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood opened the Golden Lion awards at Cannes. But this year's golden coffin will go to Alain Minc, the spin doctor who advises French president Nicholas Sarkozy.

Sarah Palin's Canadian Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Sarah Palin's recent statement that, presumably during her childhood, she and her family used to cross the border to take advantage of Canada's health care system is not so much a gaffe as an interesting insight into a politician.

Democrats Retreat On AutoCare Reform

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

America has the most expensive and least effective AutoCare system in the world, but is incapable of changing it. Prior to World War II, most people ...

Rush Limbaugh Inspired By Union Hospitals, Socialized Medicine

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Conservatives can rejoice -- Rush Limbaugh recently left Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu hospital with a clean bill of health. Despite complaints...

Afraid of Socialist Healthcare in America? It's Already Here

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

Any health care system that does not provide unlimited care to everyone employs rationing.