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ObamaRomneyCare and the individual mandate: proof that it’s a Republican idea

ObamaRomneyCare and the individual mandate: proof that it’s a Republican idea

The Supreme Court held hearings last week on the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law. At the heart of the hearings is the law’s “individual mandate,” (referred to here as “the mandate”) requiring every American who can afford healthcare insurance to purchase it or pay a penalty. Its critics (Republicans) tell us that the mandate […]

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Cutting Healthcare Costs in Massachusetts

Cutting Healthcare Costs in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, which has universal healthcare, is in a dilemma; healthcare costs are skyrocketing, threatening to bankrupt the state. Massachusetts spends 33% more per person than the national average for healthcare, up from 23% in 1980; this translates into approximately $9000 per person. Government and industry officials agree that if costs aren’t controlled the plan will […]

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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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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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The Real Death Panels-Private Health Insurance Companies

All people need healthcare to achieve, maintain, and restore health. The public confuses health insurance with healthcare. Health insurance is not health care.Your doctor and hospital provide healthcare and insurance companies merely get in the way by denying care or dropping coverage. The problems we face with our healthcare system are the direct result of for-profit health insurers […]

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