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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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VIDEO: Health Care Can’t Wait, Says Obama at Address to Congress

At his address to Congress tonight, President Obama said that health care reform “will not wait another year.”

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Supposed Sebelius “Grand Conspiracy” Is A Sham

What anti-choice advocates don’t like about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, leading candidate for HHS Secretary, is that she is pro-reproductive health. What they ignore is that she is a strong advocate for children’s health and preventive care.

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Sebelius for HHS? Phill Kline Could Spoil the Party, Again

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly Obama’s no. 1 pick for head of HHS. But is her fight against rogue former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline making Obama nervous about anti-choice backlash to picking her?

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Roundup: More Buzz on HHS Secretary; Kansas and South Carolina Consider Anti-Choice Bills

More buzz possible HHS Secretary picks; Kansas legislature considers anti-choice bills, and so does South Carolina’s; Scott Lemieux takes the measure of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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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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Roundup: “Abortion Reduction” a Priority for White House Office of Faith-Based Partnerships

“Abortion Reduction” to be priority for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; replacing Daschle; Spain defends plan to liberalize abortion law to the Vatican; Kenyan woman tells BBC about her illegal abortion; University of Wisconsin hospital board votes in favor of abortion clinic.

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Raising Women’s Voices to “Health Czar” Tom Daschle

Women’s health advocates have perspectives that are critical to ensuring successful and comprehensive health care reform that meets the needs of women.

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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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HHS “Conscience” Rule: What About End-of-Life Pain Care?

Most reactions to the HHS conscience rule focus on impending damage to reproductive services. But the rule will surely obstruct and delay good care in many instances, increasing the suffering of dying patients and their loved ones.

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