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Obama takes heat from other side of immigrant healthcare debate

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

latimes.com He suggests that those here illegally be kept from taking part in an insurance exchange set up by the government. Some on the left say that’s bad policy that panders to the likes of Joe Wilson. By Peter Wallsten September 16, 2009 Reporting from Washington Trying to quell a conservative uproar over his healthcare […]

The Obstacles to Real Health-Care Reform

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

By Mark Schmitt, The American Prospect Posted on October 31, 2009, Printed on October 31, 2009 http://www.alternet.org/story/143575/ American presidents have tried seven times to bring us into the community of nations that provide health care to all citizens. Seven times the effort failed. More accurately, it was blocked. In the 1940s, the anti-reform movement was […]

The Public Option in Congress Is Now a Sham. Who Cares If Lieberman Kills It

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

By Miles Mogulescu posted: October 30, 2009 04:21 PM The pygmy public option now being proposed in the House and Senate will not be a viable competitor to mandated private insurance. • It will not put any meaningful pressure on private insurance companies to moderate their premiums. • It will not have the market power […]

Obama’s Mistakes in Health Care Reform

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Why Obama Needed Single Payer on the Table Obama’s Mistakes in Health Care Reform By VICENTE NAVARRO Let me start by saying that I have never been a fan of Barack Obama. Early on, I warned many on the left that his slogan, “Yes, we can,” could not be read as a commitment to the […]

La Propuesta de Reforma de Salud beneficiará a los pacientes que no hablan inglés.

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

El Diario-La Prensa, New York La Propuesta de  Reforma de Salud  beneficiará a los pacientes que no hablan inglés.  Uno de los aspectos más importantes al cuidar de pacientes es obtener una historia médica detallada. El plan de tratamiento también debe ser explicado cuidadosamente en una manera que sea comprensible para el paciente. Sin embargo, […]

Health Reform Proposal will help non-English speakers

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

El Diario-La Prensa, New york Health Reform Proposal will help non-English speakers One of the most important aspects in taking care of patients is obtaining a detailed medical history. The plan of care and treatment also need to be carefully explained in a way that is understandable by the patient. Yet some conservative groups have […]

Everyone will suffer if illegal immigrants aren’t covered in reform, some caregivers say

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Health care reform Everyone will suffer if illegal immigrants aren’t covered in reform, some caregivers say Florida, home to a million undocumented immigrants, pays big to take care of those who can’t get insurance, including those here illegally. If health care reform leaves out the undocumented, we’ll still be paying, caregivers warn. […]

Dad’s Life or Yours? You Choose

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

October 4, 2009 Op-Ed Columnist Dad’s Life or Yours? You Choose   By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF   So what would you do if your mom or dad, or perhaps your sister or brother, needed a kidney donation and you were the one best positioned to donate? Most of us would worry a little and then […]

Let Congress Go Without Insurance

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

October 8, 2009 Op-Ed Columnist Let Congress Go Without Insurance   By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF   Let me offer a modest proposal: If Congress fails to pass comprehensive health reform this year, its members should surrender health insurance in proportion with the American population that is uninsured. It may be that the lulling effect of […]

A Hatchet Job So Bad It’s Good

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

October 16, 2009 Op-Ed Columnist A Hatchet Job So Bad It’s Good   By PAUL KRUGMAN   In the past, the insurance industry’s power has been a major barrier to health-care reform. Most notably, the industry paid for the infamous “Harry and Louise” ads that helped kill the Clinton plan. But times have changed. Last […]

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