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US Politics & Gov't

Backfire! GOP Hostage-Taking Boosts Obamacare's Popularity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Healthcare reform, politics, republicans, government shutdown, usa )

- 2102 days ago -
The GOP-led federal government shutdown over Obamacare has dramatically backfired on Republicans. Nearly two-thirds of active voters, the largest share yet, support the health insurance reform law and want it to work...
Barack Obama: I'd Rather Be a Good One-Term President Than a Mediocre Two-Term Leader
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, US Politics, domestic issue, healthcare reform )

- 3462 days ago -
Barack Obama is not willing to compromise his goals for the sake of a second term, he has told U.S. television.
Michael Moore's Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Healthcare Reform, GoodNews, government, economy, politics, local banks )

- 3554 days ago -
It's the #1 question I'm constantly asked after people see my movie: "OK -- so NOW what can I DO?!" Well, you've come to the right place! 'Cause I got 15 things you and I can do right now to fight back and try to fix this very broken system.
Tell Harry Reid: Expose the Democrats Who Want to Filibuster a Public Option.   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Healthcare reform )

- 3581 days ago -
Rep. Tom Price is introducing a resolution to censure Alan Grayson in the House for saying that the GOP health care bill is: "don't get sick." There will be debate on Grayson's actions at 2pm today on the floor which you can watch on CSPAN.
As Baucus Unveils Health Plan With No Public Option, New Study Finds 45,000 Uninsured Die Every Year - 122 Deaths/Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare reform, uninsured, death risk, federal study, CDC, Harvard-based researchers, AmericanJournal of PublicHealth, Baucus, Finance Committee, health insurers, pharma industry, 3300 lobbyists, Congress, Obama, PNHP, nonprofit, single-payer )

- 3592 days ago -
Watch co-author S Woolhandler, Harvard medicine prof, primary care MD, PNHP co-founder, assess Baucus plan- 'complete sellout' to private insurers: 'protecting their profits & sacrificing American lives'- & discuss single-payer, lobbying, donations, etc
Joe Bageant: Americans Have Become Weak and Fearful Things
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: joe_bageant, Healthcare reform, extortion, fear )

- 3601 days ago -
"Our government is now a corporate criminal enterprise extorting the wealth productivity of the people. The people are so used to it and so conditioned they no longer know how to ask questions or extrapolate outcomes. They just react in fear..."
Wendell Potter Says 'The Fat Cats Are Winning,' This Is A 'Pig of a Bill.'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Aetna, CIGNA, health care reform, Healthcare Reform, insurance industry, mandate, premiums, Wendell Potter, HR676 )

- 3622 days ago -
Not only is Obama clearly ready to throw the public option overboard, he is embracing the requirement that we all be forced to buy insurance from private insurers. That means your tax dollars and mine will be used to pay subsidies to the big insurers...
Countdown Special Comment: STOP THE LIES! The Clear & Present Danger Isn't Obama's Agenda; It's GOP Talking Points
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Fear Mongering, Glenn Beck, health care crisis, health care reform, Healthcare Reform, John Cornyn, MSNBC, Olbermann, Sarah Palin, Special Comment )

- 3629 days ago -
Keith Olbermann calls out the dangerous rhetoric and lies of Sarah Palin and her other GOP cohorts--such as Glenn Beck and Sen. John Cornyn--scaring the populace with their outrageous fear mongering over health care reform.
Republican Party Has Become "Cash for Clunkers" : GOP TRAILING IN 42 STATES!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cash For Clunkers, Corporations, Demographics, Gallup Poll, Healthcare Reform, Lobbyists, Republican Party, Wealthy, racism, Radical Republicans, Neocons, hate groups, hate speech, Michael Steele, Politics News )

- 3636 days ago -
The Republican Party is disintegrating in front of our eyes. The latest Gallup Poll has them leading in party identification in six states and tied in two. That means they're trailing in 42 states!
Plenty of Countries Get Healthcare Right.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, healthcare reform, Netherlands, France, Great Britain, Canada, comparing differences, Obama, Sen. Kyl, democrats, republicans )

- 3667 days ago -
Tthe Netherlands, people buy health insurance from competing private carriers; in France, people get basic insurance from nonprofit sickness funds that effectively operate as extensions of the state, then have the option to purchase supplemental insurance

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