My experience with health care in my native country led me to take health insurance for granted and consider health care as a human right. What a shocking experience to come to the U.S. as a penniless international student!
The President directs HHS to expand the rights of LGBT families under Medicaid and Medicare.
Primary preventive health care delivery is changing. To move closer to universal access to reproductive health care, providers and supporters must seize the opportunity.
Today, President Obama will sign into law the Affordable Health Care for America Act. An initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women’s health and rights.
In this video, Senator Sherrod Brown debunks Republican “myths and scare tactics” on Medicare, Medicaid, and other issues.
Coburn says "health care should be about your needs and your health and the decisions made between you and your doctor," and the government shouldn’t get involved in making decisions for you. Uh-huh. We’ve been saying that for a a long time.
The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on proposed amendments to the health care reform bill today. It takes 60 votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the health care bill will never pass. It’s a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues, however.
Pink ribbons, walkathons, commercials. Breast cancer month is coming to an end and, as a breast cancer survivor, I know all too well that the importance of early detection cannot be stressed enough.
In a press conference at 3:15 pm today on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the Senate will include an “opt-out” public option in its version of the health care reform bill. States would have the ability to “opt-out” of participating in the plan. Shortly thereafter, Senator Max Baucus, a key Democrat who earlier had stated opposition to a public option, released a statement in support of it.
Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is calling on 55 Republican members of Congress who oppose the public option–but are currently enrolled in one themselves–to give up their government-funded insurance.