Category Archives: Health Care in the US

Universal Health Care: What the Public Thinks

CBS Poll, 2009: Most BackPublic Health Care Option A clear majority of Americans — 72 percent — support a government-sponsored health care plan to compete with private insurers, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. Most also think the … Continue reading

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US Health Care System: Poor Outcomes, Higher Costs Compared to Developed World

Commonwealth Fund report, 2008 Executive Summary Every family wants the best care for an ill or injured family member. Most are grateful for the care and attention received. Yet, evidence in the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance, 2008, … Continue reading

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The degradation of discourse in the public sphere

Rise of fascist politics: xenophobia, hate-mongering, patently simplistic scapegoating, frothing at the mouth, a reversion to simplistic binary thinking and extreme hyperbole, a glaring disregard for the historical record when uttering accounts of the past or present Former leaders considered … Continue reading

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The healthcare countdown…will it have meaningful change? (ie, public option)

Alan Grayson, a congressman from Florida gives (video on DemNow) a great run down of the current situation in the health care reform debate, which is quickly counting down to launchtime. This guy is refreshing. One of the few moments … Continue reading

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