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Fifty Million Americans Are Uninsured

Since the recession, the number of Americans without health insurance has skyrocketed. According to a new report released this week, 9 million Americans who lost their jobs in 2008, 2009 and the first half of 2010 either couldn’t afford or couldn’t get replacement coverage. That pushed the number of uninsured Americans past 50 million. The […]

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Healthcare Reform is Close to Becoming a Reality!

With passage of “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act” the House of Representatives has ensured healthcare for all Americans!! Although it isn’t the picture- perfect bill, it is a start. Over the coming years improvements will be made which will hopefully lead to a single payer system. The house bill will insure 30 million Americans who are […]

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Hey Seniors! How About Leaving Something For the Grandkids?

The fight over healthcare reform has been ugly from the start, but, what is most surprising to me  are the objections raised by the elderly. Only 20 percent of people 65 and older support President Obama’s effort and only 31 percent support health insurance for all Americans-the very same insurance they enjoy. Compare this to 59% […]

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Healthcare Reform Goes Beyond Coverage for Everyone

If we want to truly reform healthcare we must control costs in addition to insuring everyone.  Determining who will be covered and in under what system is important, but that alone won’t reign in the skyrocketing costs. Along with healthcare insurance and accessibility, we must tackle what will be covered by insurance as well reform the structure of healthcare delivery. […]

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Public Pay Option-Socialism or Social Concern

When did America become so callous that we turn our backs on our neighbors who are suffering because they don’t have health insurance? How did we become so arrogant that we believe, despite hard evidence to the contrary, that America, just because it’s America, has the best healthcare in the world and that every other industrialized country […]

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