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Weekly Pulse: Czar 44, Where Are You?

The Obama administration may be about to pull the plug on the “health czar” position. What does this mean for health care reform?

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Weekly Pulse: The Daschle Debacle

Losing Tom Daschle is a blow to health care reform, but it’s not a lethal wound by any means.

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Weekly Pulse: Birth Control? It’s the Economy, Stupid

One health-related provision in the stimulus was sacrificed to political expediency in an attempt to wrangle Republican support for the stimulus package: Medicaid expansion for birth control.

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The Weekly Pulse: Are We There Yet?

A Democratic Congress and administration look forward to early wins on children’s health insurance and building momentum towards health care reform.

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Weekly Pulse: America’s Next Top Doctor

As surgeon general, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be an effective public advocate for public health goals, but will he be a good administrator and an effective leader of America’s public health professionals?

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Weekly Pulse: Public Insurance Would Be So Good, We’d Like It Too Much

Republicans are scared that a new public health insurance system would be so good that no citizen would buy expensive private insurance – or vote for politicians who want to take public insurance away.

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The Weekly Pulse: Good and Bad News on Health Care

The HHS regulations are likely a done deal, but the movement for health care reform is gaining steam.

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Weekly Pulse: Pro-Choice Cabinet Picks Boon for Health At Home and Abroad

Each week, Lindsay Beyerstein brings us the best of progressive reporting on health care. This week, Lindsay examines Obama’s progressive, pro-choice cabinet picks, health care reform, a fun fact for your Thanksgiving meal and more!

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Healthcare: Out With the Old, In With the New

An exciting week in health care news: the Bush administration is racing to take away as many reproductive rights as it can before leaving office. Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress are taking the lead on healthcare reform.

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Envisioning Obama’s Health Care Agenda

We know that health care will be one of the top priorities for the Obama administration. How is the new administration shaping up to deal with health care reform?

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