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Tony Blair’s Selfie: An Emblem of the Iraq War

Oct 17, 2013
A doctored photo of Britain's former prime minister posing in front of exploding bombs may play a large role in how the Iraq War is recalled; beginning in January, millions of uninsured Americans will receive health coverage under Medicaid; meanwhile, the climate threat we should all be worried about is water scarcity. These discoveries and more after the jump.

What’s the Solution to Rising Health Care Costs?

May 29, 2012
Obamacare did nothing to stop the cost of employer-based health insurance from growing at twice the rate of inflation during the Great Recession, and for that and other reasons, progressives want to get rid of it. AlterNet editor Joshua Holland has a cheaper and arguably more practical idea: Open the Medicare system to anyone who wants to buy into it.

Uninsured Twice as Likely to Die in ER

Nov 17, 2009
A new Harvard study has uncovered another disturbing reality of America's broken health care system: Trauma patients without insurance are almost twice as likely to die in the emergency room. Researchers were unable to determine why, but hospitals' eagerness to transfer the uninsured could be to blame.

Campaign ’08: Giving U.S. Health Care a Checkup

May 14, 2008
On May 5, the day before Barack Obama all but clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, I visited Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., because I was sick -- sick of stories about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his most famous parishioner and of television close-ups of Obama drinking beer and Hillary Clinton belting straight shots in efforts to show their inner blue collars.