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What President Obama isn’t saying about Medicare

September 28, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Jonathan Martin for Politico – President Barack Obama wanted to make the differences with his GOP opponents crystal clear at a rally in senior-heavy Melbourne, Fla., earlier this month. “Here’s... 

Healthcare-NOW! Seeking an Office Manager/Bookkeeper

September 25, 2012 (2 Comments)

Healthcare-NOW!, a national grassroots advocacy organization supporting single-payer healthcare that formed in 2004, is accepting applications for a part-time (15 to 20 hours a week) Office Manager and... 

Bargaining Under the New Health Law

September 24, 2012 (Comments Off on Bargaining Under the New Health Law)

By Peter Knowlton for Labor Notes – Now that the Affordable Care Act has been blessed by the Supreme Court, will it help us at the bargaining table? Probably not. Much as NAFTA legitimized cross-border... 

Life Spans Shrink for Least-Educated Whites in the U.S.

September 24, 2012 (1 Comment)

By the New York Times – For generations of Americans, it was a given that children would live longer than their parents. But there is now mounting evidence that this enduring trend has reversed... 

Obamacare tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

September 20, 2012 (6 Comments)

By the AP – Nearly 6 million Americans – significantly more than first estimated – will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul for not getting insurance,... 

One battle in the war against health-insurer insensitivity

September 19, 2012 (Comments Off on One battle in the war against health-insurer insensitivity)

By David Lazarus for the LA Times – It would be so easy for health insurers to avoid ill will if they’d just listen to what customers are saying and do their best to respond in a reasonable... 

Raise the eligibility age for Medicare?

September 19, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Aaron E. Carroll, M.D. for The Wall Street Journal – Whenever a debate begins on how to cut Medicare spending, someone “sensibly” suggests raising the eligibility age to 67 from 65.... 

How Paul Ryan enslaves Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom

September 18, 2012 (Comments Off on How Paul Ryan enslaves Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom)

The Republican VP nominee claims Hayek as hero. Did he miss the libertarian economist’s advocacy of universal healthcare? By Bernard Harcourt for the Guardian – Where, as in the case of sickness... 

Obama More Flexible on Medicare Privatization Than Rhetoric Suggests

September 18, 2012 (7 Comments)

Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks at a news conference on the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, Monday, April 23, 2012.By Margot Sanger-Katz for NationalJournal – In... 

Obama Excludes Immigrants From Health Care Law

September 18, 2012 (3 Comments)

Jennifer M. Ng’andu, a health policy specialist at the National Council of La Raza is dismayed at the White House’s decision on health care.By Robert Pear for the New York Times – The White... 

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