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Presumed Consent for Organ Donation: Smart Move or Orwellian Prophecy Come True?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, politics, news, healthcare )

- 2945 days ago -
Let's presume you want to donate your organs. It's very generous of you. Unless you don't. "Presumed Consent" - "Opt Out" Clause... Can't wait to see the poll results on this one.
History Made as House Passes Senate Bill: Health Care Reform Begins Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, democrats, government, healthcare, obama, republicans )

- 2986 days ago -
The House passed the Senate health care reform bill, taking the first concrete steps on what will continue to be a long and tumultuous journey toward leveling the playing field and giving all Americans access to health
White House:
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, democrats, healthcare, government, obama, politics, republicans )

- 3018 days ago -
Congress dropped the health care reform ball... will the President pick it up and run with it? White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, when asked if the White House is preparing it's own health care plan for next week's summit replied, "Stay tuned."
Dem Senator: Public Option Is Dead
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, constitution, democrats, obama, politics, healthcare )

- 3204 days ago -
"Look, the fact of the matter is there are not the votes in the U.S. Senate for the public option, there never have been," Conrad said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace."
White House May Drop 'Public Health Care Option'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, Obama, Sebelius, drop, public option, Congress )

- 3204 days ago -
WASHINGTON -- Apparently ready to abandon the idea, President Barack Obama's health secretary said Sunday a government alternative to private health insurance is "not the essential element" of the administration's health care overhaul.
House Bill Would Make Health Care a Right
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, humans, society, protection, family, government, health, interesting, healthcare )

- 3236 days ago -
By ERICA WERNER-WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders, pledging to meet the president's goal of health care legislation before their August break, are offering a $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right & a responsibility
Republican Senators Who Opposed Anti-Smoking Bill Got Top Dollar From Tobacco Industry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign Contributions From Tobacco Indu, FDA Tobacco, McConnell Tobacco Industry, Tobacco Industry, Tobacco Industry Donations, Republicans, Corruption, GOP, Politics News )

- 3269 days ago -
Among the 17 senators who voted against allowing the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco are some of the top recipients of campaign contributions from the tobacco industry, which has donated millions of dollars to Republican lawmakers
No Strength in Numbers for America's Uninsured
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, healthcare, health care, uninsured, activism )

- 3331 days ago -
If the uninsured were a political lobbying group, they'd have more members than AARP. The National Mall couldn't hold them if they decided to march on Washington. But going without health insurance is still seen as a personal issue . . .
President Obama Must Include Single-Payer Advocates In National Health Care Debate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, single payer, Health Care Reform )

- 3371 days ago -
If health care is a key to fixing our national deficit and providing the economic stimulus that we need to recover from this recession, it is unacceptable to ignore the only system that will provide true universal coverage. If the only people who have inp
Poll: Huge Majority Backs Obama Stimulus Effort
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Barack Obama, Economic Stimulus Package, Gallup Poll Obama Stimulus, Obama Stimulus Poll, Stimulus Package, Stimulus Plan, Stimulus Poll, Media News )

- 3391 days ago -
67% of the American people approve of how President Obama's handling his efforts to pass an economic stimulus bill, as opposed to 48% for Democrats in Congress and 31% for congressional Republicans.
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