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'Shock Doctrine': GOP Elites Point a Gun at the Middle Class
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicare, health, healthcare, Health insurance, nutrition, safety )

- 2065 days ago -
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan put out a budget proposal last week that will leave the vast majority of future retirees without decent health care by ending Medicare as we know it. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis, mo
Obama Gives Powerful Drug Lobby a Seat at Healthcare Table
Health & Wellness  (tags: drug, lobby, republican, Billy, Tauzin, medicare, healthcare, health, disease, illness, medicine, prevention, protection, safety, risks, treatment, obama, government, politics, corruption, dishonesty, cover-up, americans, abuse, lies )

- 2682 days ago -
Barack Obama once lambasted drug companies and the influence they wield in Washington. The drug industry's chief lobbyist is former Republican Louisiana Congressman Billy Tauzin, who fought to prevent Medicare from negotiating for lower drug prices.
NYTimes: How Health Care Reform Will Help You -- Even If You're Insured
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, health care, health care reform President Barack Obam, Democrats, Medicare, single payer, public option )

- 2689 days ago -
Though many of the crucial decisions about health care reform have yet to be made, the general direction of the legislation is clear enough to make some educated guesses about the likely winners and losers.
Health Care For All : What If ... We Stripped Away the $13 Billion Insurance Company Profits ...   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: Abc, Afl-Cio, Chamber Of Commerce, Health Care For America Now, Health Care Reform, Health Insurance Industry, Obama, Public Option, Seiu, Medicare, Politics News )

- 2721 days ago -
President Obama's health care plan will get rid of exorbitant corporate profits, bloated CEO bonuses, endless denials, and skyrocketing costs while giving voters more choice and making private insurance companies behave better.
A Public Option Is Within Reach -- Dems Can't Back Down
Health & Wellness  (tags: public, health, insurance, medicare, healthcare, illness, disease, medicine, protection, prevention, family, children, drugs, treatment, society, culture, rights, americans, humans, politics, government, obama, democrats, dishonesty )

- 2724 days ago -
It's official: most Americans want a public option healthcare plan. Barack Obama actually has the political capital to make it a reality. So why is it that so many Democrats, their tails tucked firmly between their legs, have set about undermining it?
NEWS UPDATE: Drug Companies May Narrow Medicare Coverage Gap
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medicare, prescription drugs, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare reform, 80 billion discount in pescription drug )

- 2726 days ago -
Drug manufacturers have agreed to offer up to $80 billion in prescription drug discounts to government programs like Medicare, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. 10-year agreement for those Medicare patients who have gap in drug coverage.
Free, Quality Healthcare for ALL: Build the Movement for Single Payer!
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, health, universal, single, payer, insurance, medicare, americans, illness, disease, prevention, protection, medicine, treatment, safety, government, lies, dishonesty, corruption, baucus, obama, democrats, republicans, society, culture, rights )

- 2744 days ago -
Each year, 20,000 Americans die from lack of access to healthcare. Almost 50 million people in this country have no insurance. With unemployment skyrocketing and costs continuing to spiral upwards, things will only get worse for us. This is unacceptable.
Sign Petition: Fund and Reform Public Mental Health
Health & Wellness  (tags: public, mental, health, medical, medicare, health, medicine, illness, protection, treatment, government, americans, money, economy, americans, society, culture, rights, ethics, healthcare )

- 2753 days ago -
Cuts in Public Mental Health and Medicaid are putting lives at risk. The mentally ill are facing hard choices: go to the the ER when in crisis, go without care, risk suicide, become homeless, self-medicate, go to jail, become crime victims or worse.
Health Commission Wants Dental Scheme for All - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, health, healthcare, dental, dentist, teeth, medicare, government, good news )

- 2851 days ago -
A dental scheme - to be funded by a 0.75 per cent increase in the Medicare levy - should be introduced to provide access to dental care for all Australians, a Government commissioned report has recommended. As part of several recommendations for a major
BBC Panorama: Health Care in America   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, universal health care, uninsured Americans, health, sickness, illness, families, jobs, medical insurance, MEDICARE, Obama, Democrats, BBC )

- 2865 days ago -
This explosive BBC documentary, unlike anything you'll see on American MSM, shows how bad the healthcare situation is in America. You'll see a charity originally set up to deliver healthcare to third world countries, drawing hundreds of clients in Kentuck
Health Care Now
Health & Wellness  (tags: Obama, Democrats, health care, Medicare, economy, jobs, bank failures, mortgage crisis, credit crisis, doctor bills, prescription drug prices )

- 2866 days ago -
The whole world is in recession. But the United States is the only wealthy country in which the economic catastrophe will also be a health care catastrophe -- in which millions of people will lose their health insurance along with their jobs, and .....
McCain's Medicaid Cuts: $738 Billion Over 10 Years»
Health & Wellness  (tags: John McCain, health care, healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, cuts to Medicre, cuts to Medicaid, Republicans, Neocons, PNAC, Campaign 2008 )

- 2955 days ago -
McCain recently proposed cutting $1.3 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid to plug the $1.3 trillion funding gap in his budget-neutral health care plan. Republicans cut benefits to OLD PEOPLE and CHILDREN first ... remember that!
Does Your Medicare Plan Offer Your Neighbor a Better Deal?
Health & Wellness  (tags: USA, Medicare, health care plans, Florida, nonprescription drugs, universsal health care programs )

- 2982 days ago -
companies don't offer the same benefits in his hometown of Delray Beach, a Palm Beach County community, as they do in Miami, only about 50 miles away. He is furious. Read on....!!
When Is Enough Enough?
Health & Wellness  (tags: biological maintenance, dying, medical treatment, hospitals, doctors, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing homes, prolonging life )

- 2984 days ago -
I think many of us share a similar fear: dying alone, incapacitated, perhaps unable to speak, to remember, to do the simplest thing for ourselves. Read this piece & share your thoughts on prolonging life when real life itself has already departed.
Measuring the Health of Nations: Updating An Earlier Analysis - World
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, medical, medicare, australia, usa )

- 3255 days ago -
In a Commonwealth Fund-supported study comparing preventable deaths in 19 industrialized countries, researchers found that the United States placed last. While the other nations improved dramatically between the two study periods--1997-98 and 2002-03--the

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