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Big Pharma Buys Off The Senate

January 30, 2013 (15 Comments)

An eleventh-hour loophole in the “fiscal cliff” deal confirms our worst suspicions about how Congress operates. By Bill Moyers – The inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles... 

U.S. Health Worse Than Nearly All Other Industrialized Countries

January 28, 2013 (7 Comments)

U.S. citizens suffer from poorer health than nearly all other industrialized countries, according to the first comprehensive government analysis. By Carey L. Biron for Alternet – U.S. citizens suffer... 

Vermont Single-Payer Financing Plan Released

January 25, 2013 (Comments Off on Vermont Single-Payer Financing Plan Released)

By Andrew Stein for VTDigger.org – The Shumlin administration released two financing plans Thursday evening: one for funding a publicly financed health care system and another to pay for portions... 

Top CEOs Plan to Loot US Social Programs

January 25, 2013 (Comments Off on Top CEOs Plan to Loot US Social Programs)

By Margaret Flowers for Al Jazeera – A top CEO plan to curb social programs will be bad for everyone – except them. The new recommendations for Social Security and Medicare released by the... 

Many Medicaid Patients Could Face Higher Fees

January 23, 2013 (3 Comments)

By Robert Pear for the New York Times – Millions of low-income people could be required to pay more for health care under a proposed federal policy that would give states more freedom to impose... 

Labor Campaign Pushes Healthcare as a Human Right

January 22, 2013 (Comments Off on Labor Campaign Pushes Healthcare as a Human Right)

By Micah Uetricht for The Nation – As most American progressives know, nearly every industrialized country in the world has a government-funded health care program—except the US. Not as many of... 

McDermott Lands Top Dem Spot on Healthcare Panel

January 17, 2013 (3 Comments)

By Sam Baker for The Hill – Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) snagged the top spot on a key healthcare subcommittee, House Democrats announced Tuesday. McDermott is now the top Democrat on the Ways and... 

For Americans Under 50, Stark Findings on Health

January 10, 2013 (Comments Off on For Americans Under 50, Stark Findings on Health)

By Sabrina Tavernise for the New York Times – Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in other developed countries, with far higher rates of death from guns,... 

Health Care and Profits, a Poor Mix

January 9, 2013 (4 Comments)

By Eduardo Porter for the New York Times – Thirty years ago, Bonnie Svarstad and Chester Bond of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered an interesting pattern in... 

Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits

January 8, 2013 (6 Comments)

By Reed Abelson for the New York Times – Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest...