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Good News on Health Care in 2014, But We're Still Spending Way Too Much

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Millions of Americans are still filing for bankruptcy because of medical debt, even though they have insurance. In 2015, families could be on the hook for 13,200 in out-of-pocket expenses before their coverage kicks in. That's far more than many household budgets will allow.

Healthcare: Fear vs. Facts

Scott Blakeman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

The battle over the Affordable Care Act is the best example of Republicans using fear to scare Americans away from the real facts, with breathlessly hyped misinformation, not labeled as such in conservative media.

Why the Supreme Court Cannot Afford to Find the Health Law Unconstitutional

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Pragmatism always enters into the mind of a jurist, so given the present state of those in Congress, a justice knows that a tax increase for health care would never get through Congress when Republicans would never stand for a tax increase for anyone regardless of the reason?

What Might Health Care Reform Have to Do With H1N1?

Terry Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Leach

Policies skewed toward the maximization of profits for health insurance and, quite possibly, pharmaceutical companies, may not be good for American families.

A Plan for Universal Coverage, Private Market Competition -- And Reduced Deficits

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

A health care bill exists that would accomplish universal coverage. It's called the Healthy Americans Act (the HAA). It has been fully vetted for years.

Five Vital Points the President Must Make in His Upcoming Speech On Health Care Reform

Zack Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Cooper

Americans lost sight of why healthcare reform was vital in the first place. President Obama needs to paint a vivid, emotive picture of the need for healthcare reform.

The New Voice in Health Care Reform: Voters

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Voters are not like policy wonks. Only when they get really riled up do they send their message -- loud and clear -- to public officials. Hence the growing public debate over reform.

Hope Is Not A Strategy...For Health Reform

Archelle Georgiou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Archelle Georgiou

Health short cuts generate headlines but have pernicious consequences -- a more disciplined approach to health reform ensures sustainable financing of coverage for all Americans.

Getting Health Reform Right: A Q&A With Jacob Hacker

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wanted: a framework for comprehensive health reform that provides near-universal coverage, reduces costs, and fosters continued improvement in medical care. Oh -- and the plan must be politically achievable.

I'm Sorry, Mr. Obama, We Don't Accept the Senate Health Care Plan Here.

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Does Blue Cross gives their customer service employees special training to achieve that monotone, or do they put them in a dungeon to get them to sound like they hate their jobs?

Sam Stein

Clinton Hits Obama For Wavering On Single-Payer Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pivoting off of one of the few policy spats in Monday night's presidential debate in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton hit Barack Obama on Tuesday for w...