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An Amnesiac Healthcare Plan

John Edwards’ proposal for universal healthcare suffers from the same flaws as Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated plan of 1993.

Posted on Feb 7, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Two Taxed Americas

John Edwards’ plan for running a higher budget deficit to pay for universal healthcare coverage has the virtue of being honest.

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: We’re Not Ready for Bipartisanship

Before Democrats and Republicans can come together to solve our nation’s problems, they’d have to agree on common goals. Don’t hold your breath for that….

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


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Universal Healthcare—Sort of—for California

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced details of his healthcare plan on Monday, continuing a leftward swing that began shortly before the election. Under the plan, all Californians would be required to have health insurance, with costs spread across the private and public sectors.

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


Marie Cocco: Ignoring the Medicare Fiasco

A new study suggests Medicare will lose $30 billion in overpayments to private companies over the next five years.  While Republicans made the mess, the Democrats have threatened to do little more than spray Windex on a landfill.

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


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Truthdig Podcast: The Hadley Memo, Healthcare, Truthdig’s Birthday and More

Robert Scheer digests the Hadley memo, Dennis Kucinich’s healthcare plan, media anxiety, Truthdig’s birthday and more.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on the Hadley Memo, Truthdig’s Birthday and More

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer digests the Hadley memo, Dennis Kucinich’s healthcare plan, media anxiety, Truthdig’s birthday and more.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


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Rep. Dennis Kucinich Tackles Healthcare

Rep. Dennis Kucinich speaks with Truthdig about the state of healthcare in America, his bill with Rep. John Conyers to provide universal coverage and why progress is inevitable: “It is going to happen, because there is an awareness that government has failed the American people in this regard, and it’s an economic issue, it’s a moral issue and it’s central to who we are as a nation.”

  • Exclusive: For the first time, the Ohio congressman describes his behind-the-scenes struggle with the party to overcome corporate influence and promote healthcare reform.

  • Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Ellen Goodman: Men Are From Mars, Women Want to ‘Make Things Better’

    Post-election polls show that while men were angry at Bush, women cast their votes seeking real improvement.  But will the Democrats be able to deliver on women’s expectations?

    Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: A Prescription for Congress

    The Medicare prescription drug program is the single totem that best represents the ugly excesses of the now-defeated Republican-controlled Congress.

    Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: America’s Other Civil War

    A bipartisan panel has concluded that most Americans want exactly the kind of universal healthcare system that Hillary Clinton was vilified for trying to create over a decade ago.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Michael Moore
    From pub.tv2.no

    Michael Moore: Going Beyond ‘HMO’s Suck’

    The guerrilla documentary filmmaker’s next movie, “Sicko,” will be “a comedy about 45 million people with no health care in the richest country on earth.” But it’s not just “a movie that tells you that HMOs and the pharmaceutical companies suck. Everybody knows that. I’d like to show you some things you don’t know.”

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    CDC and pre-pregnant women
    From the BBC

    Sunsara Taylor—CDC to Women: Prepare to Give Birth!

    A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control recommends classifying all women as pre-pregnant—whether they intend to conceive or not. It’s an audacious leap along the logical fault line that values women as mere fetal incubators.

    Posted on Jun 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Breast Cancer More Deadly to Blacks Than Whites

    Black American women are 19% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to a new study. This is just the most recent of many studies illustrating that within our healthcare system, even after controlling for socioeconomic factors, blacks still receive a poorer quality of healthcare than whites.

    Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Big Bucks Being Made on Cancer Pain

    The New York Times brings us another example of how those drug companies that the president loves so much are ripping off the elderly.

    Posted on Mar 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Bad Medicine

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    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Kucinich on the State of the Union

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasts the president’s speech in an exclusive Truthdig podcast. | podcast

    Listen: icon: Audio Dennis Kucinich (4.6 MB)

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Rep. Dennis Kucinich
    From commondreams.org

    Kucinich Blasts Bush’s State of the Union

    In an exclusive Truthdig podcast, Rep. Dennis Kucinich swings away at the president. Excerpt: “[Bush] hasn’t gotten the message that all his underpinnings of the war have been knocked out. They’re standing totally on lies.” | podcast and transcript

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Primary Care ‘on the Verge of Collapse’: Doctors

    The American College of Physicians says that the business of administering routine physicals and treating minor problems could fall apart without immediate reforms. | story

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq War Could Cost $2 Trillion, Study Finds

    Long-term costs like healthcare for vets could push the war’s cost far above White House projections. | story

    Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Righteous Opportunism

    Posted on Dec 1, 2005 READ MORE


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