March 3, 2015
by Wendell Potter | March 3, 2015 9:24pm
“Obamacare is a train wreck, and that’s actually not fair to train wrecks.”
Tags: Wendell Potter, Healthcare reform in the United States, Health, Health insurance, Social Issues, Presidency of Barack Obama, Politics, Financial economics, Healthcare in the United States, 111th United States Congress, Death spiral, Health insurance exchange, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, America's Health Insurance Plans, mc
by Barth Keck | March 3, 2015 9:01pm
February 26, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | February 26, 2015 10:30pm
The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.
by Susan Bigelow | February 26, 2015 9:24pm
by Scott Minnick | February 26, 2015 6:26pm
Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.
by Wendell Potter | February 26, 2015 5:06pm
America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care.
Tags: Health, Health insurance, Social Issues, Labor, Health economics, Healthcare, Health care in the United States, Medicine, United States National Health Care Act, Health and Medical and Pharma, Healthcare reform, National Health Service, Socialized medicine, Publicly funded health care, Donald Berwick, Wendell Potter, mc
by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 4:16pm
It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.
by John Bestor | February 26, 2015 4:00pm
As local school districts attempt to explain to parents of students the purpose and value of the government-mandated, highly controversial, newly designed testing system that will be imposed upon their children in grades 3 through 8 and 11 this spring, perhaps we should begin to ask questions to better understand whether we want our children to participate in this questionable educational undertaking.
Tags: John Bestor, SBAC Tests, common core, Standardized Testing, CEA, mc
February 23, 2015
by Wendell Potter | February 23, 2015 1:25pm
When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”
Tags: Wendell Potter, Healthcare reform in the United States, Health, Insurance, Health insurance, Health insurance in the United States, Social Issues, Labor, Politics, Healthcare in the United States, 111th United States Congress, Public health insurance option, Joe Lieberman, Health insurance exchange, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Health care reform, mc
February 19, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 19, 2015 9:10pm