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Daniels seeks input on health exchangesnew

Pence, Boneham meetings complete. Gregg campaign says the Democratic candidate will meet with the governor in the next few weeks.
NUVO  |  The Statehouse File  |  08-24-2012  |  Politics

Health, Lies and Videotape: The Attempted Hijacking of the Health Care Debatenew

Unlike bottom-up organizations such as that take no corporate donations, most of the organizations behind this right-wing "grassroots" movement are directly or indirectly related to the guys poised to lose big bucks if Obama's plan passes.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  08-26-2009  |  Politics

It Looks Like Big Pharma and the Health Insurers Will Win on Health Care ... Againnew

For the past 35 years, whenever Congress has ventured into health-care reform in response to public demand the big winners have almost always been the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries, and it will almost certainly be that way again. The massive spending against health reform legislation in every media market the past month, on top of the relentless tide of lobbying and campaign expenditures over the decade, guaranteed it.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  08-20-2009  |  Commentary

Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper Defends His Work on Health Care Reformnew

Cooper's touting the legislation known as Wyden-Bennett after Senate sponsors Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Bob Bennett, R-Utah. Among its co-sponsors is Lamar Alexander. Cooper describes it as "a beacon of hope out there." He sees it as a Third Way harnessing both the Democrats' dream of universal coverage and Republican love of market forces.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  08-14-2009  |  Politics

U.S. Rep. Brad Miller Stumps for Health Care Reformnew

While opponents took to the streets to attack the specter of socialism and the possibility that big government could deny them critical care, reform's defenders, including Miller, tried to focus public attention on the denials of care that private insurers are getting away with right now.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  08-14-2009  |  Politics

About That Maddening Healthcare Debatenew

If the idea of thinking about the ongoing push for health-care reform gives you a headache, you are not alone. Before this thing is over, Washington will set some sort of record for expending the maximum amount of hot air for a minimum sort of result.
Boston Phoenix  |  Staff  |  07-23-2009  |  Commentary

Why Is The Health Care Reform Bill So Weak? It's the Insurance Companies, Stupid!new

As long as the needs of an industry that makes profits by denying medical coverage to sick people matter more than the needs of the American people, there's not going to be a decent reform bill. There's too much at stake here to accept an industry-backed plan masquerading as reform.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Editorial  |  07-22-2009  |  Commentary

Half Healthcare, 100% Dead: Why Obamacare Isn't Selling

There is no true middle ground on healthcare. The most civilized and efficient approach, tried and tested by the rest of the industrialized world, is fully socialized medicine.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  06-22-2009  |  Politics

Election '08: The Future of Health Care Hangs in the Balancenew

When it comes to American health care, presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama both say they support better care and more choices at a better price. Their ideas on how to make that happen, however are fundamentally different.
Gambit  |  Sammy Mack  |  10-07-2008  |  Politics

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