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Do You Want A Public Option in Health Reform?

Listen to former Labor Secretary, Robert Reich’s Update and Exhortation [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nO47FwR3RE[/youtube] THE HOUSE has a pretty good bill with a public option in it, says Mr. Reich, but the Senate’s bill is twisting in the wind, or should I say that arms are being twisted for and against support on the public option. The video […]

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Senate Finance Committee: “Yes” On Health Bill

Four More Health Bills In Contention LORD KNOWS how it’s going to look when made into law, but one version of America’s health care system overhaul took an unprecedented step forward today when the Senate Finance Committee approved a $829 billion health-care measure that would extend health insurance coverage to an estimated 29 million people. […]

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Keith Olbermann Delivers Hour-Long “Special Comment” On Health Care (VIDEO)

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann devoted his entire show tonight to an hour-long “Special Comment” about America’s need for health care reform. Broken up into the five parts, Mr. Olberman delves into: -How health care is a decaying system that fails to take care of our citizens; -How health insurance business models focus more on profit than […]

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Fox News’s Shepard Smith Spars Over Health Care Reform

Corrects Inaccurate Portrayals, Cites Insurance Lobbyist Influence Fox Network, News Anchorman Shepard Smith has not been shy lately in challenging his TV guests about their “facts” and “talking points”. In the video above, he challenges a Senator’s depiction of the “public option” for health care reform.

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Jimmey Kimmel on iPhone Health Care

A Health Care Primer for Apple Hipsters [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITT6bYYGVfM[/youtube] HAVEN’T BEEN following the trails and tribulations of Congress’s attempt to revamp how American’s get health care? Well, now you can have it sung to you! Comedian Jimmy Kimmel introduces a new iPhone App that let’s President Obama sing a new tune on health care.  “T-Pain” leads […]

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FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”… Has the Time Come?

Sounds Like Utopia, But At What Price? IN RESEARCHING material for his new documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, filmmaker Michael Moore dug up some long forgotten film footage of president Franklin Roosevelt presenting what Roosevelt called a Second Bill of Rights during his State of the Union Address on January 11, 1944. To the various […]

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Subsidized Taste Buds Ruin Health Care Reform

Agribusiness Subsidies Produce the Food that Makes Us Fat… And Fat Makes Us Chronically Ill. I CONTEND, along with many smarter than me, that nothing can significantly improve the health care system in America if the epidemic of chronic disease linked to diet is not reversed. As Michael Pollen, the Professor of Journalism at UC […]

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Obama’s Health Care Speech to Congress: “It’s Our Moral Imperative”

Read a quick summary and watch the speech. ABOUT AN hour ago, President Obama finished his health care speech before Congress where he announced a health plan proposal that would meet three basic goals: “It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance. It will provide insurance to those who don’t. […]

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Confused About Health Care Reform?… Read This Napkin

(Thanks to Dan Roam and C. Anthony Jones, MD, it’s really simple.) IT MAY seems simplistic, but Roam and Jones really hit the issues square-on and adeptly explain the basics of what’s going on right now with health care reform. There’s no one who isn’t at least a bit confused by this, so shake off […]

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Where Does Your State Rank In Medicare Spending?

Is It Fair To Compare?   THIS MAP indicates what each State spends on Medicare. Once the map pops up, you’ll note that the lightest color shows spending up to $7,000 per Medicare beneficiary, and the darkest shows spending over $9,000. Nationally, according to the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, Medicare spent an average of […]

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