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Healthcare Archives

July 22, 2014 - Hello Public Option? by Deacon Blues
July 5, 2014 - Holding SCOTUS and the "Faithful" Accountable by Deacon Blues
April 27, 2014 - Dems May Survive 2014 After All by Deacon Blues
April 1, 2014 - Go On Offense by Steve
March 16, 2014 - Dems Need To Start Distancing Themselves by Steve
February 24, 2014 - Seriously Ready for Obamacare Success Stories by paradox
November 17, 2013 - President, or Party? by Steve
September 21, 2013 - Taking The Country Over The Cliff by Steve
October 15, 2012 - Quote of the Day by Mary
July 9, 2012 - Florida's Public Health Failure by Mary
March 30, 2012 - The Irony of the Public Option and the Pending Demise of Health Care Reform by Oly Mike
March 27, 2012 - Solicitor General FAIL by Mary
March 13, 2012 - Quote of the Day by Mary
January 12, 2012 - Immigrants and Minorities Not Driving Up Health Care Costs by Deacon Blues
September 14, 2011 - Pay Up, John Hagee by Deacon Blues
June 4, 2011 - Open Thread by Mary
May 26, 2011 - Is Health Care a Luxury? by Mary
May 24, 2011 - Open Thread by Mary
April 28, 2011 - Health Care - East and West by Oly Mike
April 3, 2011 - GOP's Ryan Avoids The Rail by Steve
February 23, 2011 - Affordable Care Act Wins Another Round by Deacon Blues
February 17, 2011 - Public Opposes GOP Effort To De-Fund Health Care Reform by Deacon Blues
February 2, 2011 - The Right to be a Freeloader by Mary
January 7, 2011 - A couple of items from the news by Oly Mike
January 6, 2011 - Do Facts Matter? by Oly Mike
November 12, 2010 - A Strategic Capitulation by Deacon Blues
November 4, 2010 - Thanks John for the Clarity by Deacon Blues
November 3, 2010 - Left With Nothing To Show For It by Deacon Blues
September 14, 2010 - GOP/Tea Party Platform Not Popular by Deacon Blues
July 11, 2010 - Sunday Odds and Ends by Steve
May 5, 2010 - GOP Base Losing Steam by Deacon Blues
April 29, 2010 - Anthem Gets Flagged by Steve
April 28, 2010 - WellPoint Rakes It In by Deacon Blues
April 22, 2010 - Dazed and Confused - Not Angry by Deacon Blues
April 6, 2010 - Gingrich Lies - With An Assist From Lauer by Deacon Blues
April 2, 2010 - Why Polls Matter by Steve
April 1, 2010 - Gallup's Polls: 44% of Registered Voters Unemployed? by Steve
March 31, 2010 - No Surprises Here by Deacon Blues
March 25, 2010 - A Lonely Place For The GOP by Deacon Blues
March 24, 2010 - Reconciliation Moves by Deacon Blues
March 24, 2010 - It Was Never About Abortion to GOP by Deacon Blues
March 23, 2010 - Approval Spikes Upward for Health Care Reform Bill by Deacon Blues
March 23, 2010 - Irrational Exuberance: The Triumph of Politics Over Policy by Turkana
March 23, 2010 - A Few Special Thank Yous by CA Pol Junkie
March 21, 2010 - Congrats Democrats by Steve
March 21, 2010 - The World Didn't End With Stupak by Steve
March 21, 2010 - Strange Day by paradox
March 20, 2010 - Health Insurance Reform by Mary
March 18, 2010 - The Last Piece Towards Victory? by Deacon Blues
March 16, 2010 - A Bill Barely Worth Passing, A Process Well Worth Deploring by Turkana
March 15, 2010 - Onward Healthcare Soldiers by paradox
March 13, 2010 - Three Cheers for the Upcoming Huge, Massive, Unprecedented, Historic, Deeply Progressive Victory! by eriposte
March 13, 2010 - The Votes are There to Fix it Later! Yay! by eriposte
March 12, 2010 - Durbin: If The House Passes A Public Option, He Will Whip FOR It by Turkana
March 5, 2010 - Adam Green: "Obama is telling America, 'No, we can’t.'" by Turkana
March 4, 2010 - The Onus Is On The Senate by Turkana
March 4, 2010 - Healthcare Schizophrenia by Steve
February 26, 2010 - The HSA Myth by Deacon Blues
February 25, 2010 - Finally, Reconciliation by Deacon Blues
February 25, 2010 - The Cost of Doing Business by Deacon Blues
February 25, 2010 - No Journalism Corps for Mandates by paradox
February 22, 2010 - Curious by Turkana
February 19, 2010 - Take Off, Lucy by paradox
February 17, 2010 - Favoring The Insured - And The HMOs by Deacon Blues
February 10, 2010 - Who's The Next CEO? by Deacon Blues
February 7, 2010 - Clever, Or Silly? by Steve
January 27, 2010 - It's Called The Public Option, Mr. President by Turkana
January 22, 2010 - Krugman: "I'm pretty close to giving up on Mr. Obama" by Turkana
January 22, 2010 - 3 Reasons to PASS.THE.DAMN.BILL. NOW. by CA Pol Junkie
January 21, 2010 - More on "Pass the Damn Bill" by CA Pol Junkie
January 19, 2010 - On Lemons, Lemonade, and Passing the Damn Bill by CA Pol Junkie
January 18, 2010 - Wrap This Up by paradox
January 15, 2010 - DCCC Urges Stupak To Run For Re-Election? Not one cent! by Turkana
December 28, 2009 - Health INSURANCE Is Not The Same As Health CARE by Turkana
December 22, 2009 - Leaving Me Behind by Steve
December 21, 2009 - Jack Balkin: "A Time Of Crisis In American Politics" by Turkana
December 20, 2009 - Dearest Women: You Are But Political Footballs by Turkana
December 18, 2009 - Kill the Bill? by paradox
December 17, 2009 - Huge Medical Breakthrough: Cancer Genome Sequenced by Turkana
December 15, 2009 - Next Stop, Stupak by Turkana
December 8, 2009 - One Lame-Ass Effort by Steve
December 1, 2009 - CBO Analysis of SFC Bill Helps Dems - A Little by Steve
November 25, 2009 - Dare Them To Filibuster by Turkana
November 23, 2009 - Defining Reform Down by Turkana
November 21, 2009 - Good Job Harry by Steve
November 18, 2009 - A Lack of Savvy by Steve
November 16, 2009 - Big Pharma Shows Its Colors by Steve
November 12, 2009 - Because People Are Needlessly Dying by Turkana
November 8, 2009 - No Celebrating Until EVERYONE Has Health Care by Turkana
November 2, 2009 - What If? by Steve
November 2, 2009 - Premature High-Fives At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Steve
October 29, 2009 - Pressuring Wayward Dems by Steve
October 27, 2009 - Jolting Joe by Steve
October 27, 2009 - The Genius Of Opt-Out by Turkana
October 26, 2009 - Public Option: Back From The Dead by Steve
October 22, 2009 - Hanging up on History by CA Pol Junkie
October 19, 2009 - The Baucus Plan Will Kill People by Turkana
October 18, 2009 - This Is Journalism? by Steve
October 16, 2009 - Snowe Job: What Part Of "No" Do They Not Understand? by Turkana
October 14, 2009 - Schrödinger's Health Care Reform by Turkana
October 8, 2009 - The Public Option Counter-Attack by Steve
October 7, 2009 - How To Get The Public Option Through by Steve
September 29, 2009 - Game On by Turkana
September 26, 2009 - Should Americans Have a Right to Healthcare? by Mary
September 20, 2009 - Conservative Healthcare Answers by Mary
September 18, 2009 - 45,000 Annual Deaths Linked To Lack Of Health Insurance by Turkana
September 17, 2009 - Even the constitution we wrote for Iraq guarantees a RIGHT to health care! by Turkana
September 15, 2009 - Help Us, Obi Wan Pelosi! by Turkana
September 14, 2009 - Snowe & Collins say no to the Public Option; it's time to say no to them! by Turkana
September 11, 2009 - 46,300,000 by Turkana
September 10, 2009 - Triangulation by Turkana
September 7, 2009 - Start Over On Health Care Debate by Deacon Blues
September 1, 2009 - Health Care Reform Opponents: The Abortion Argument Is Factually Wrong, Cynically Sexist by Turkana
August 28, 2009 - Senator Kennedy Wanted A Public Option. Period. by Turkana
August 25, 2009 - Unplanned Obsolescence by Turkana
August 20, 2009 - White House To Liberals: Suck It by Deacon Blues
August 20, 2009 - Grassley Believes The Mobs Are Real by Deacon Blues
August 19, 2009 - White House Never Serious About Public Option by Deacon Blues
August 18, 2009 - Clueless Negligence by Deacon Blues
August 17, 2009 - The Real Health Care Question: Who Are We, As A People? by Turkana
August 12, 2009 - Bipartisan by Turkana
August 11, 2009 - Why Health Care Reform Now by Mary
August 6, 2009 - Selling Out Real Reform - Obama's New Kind Of Politics by Deacon Blues
August 6, 2009 - Rachel Maddow Mows Down The Health Care Astroturfers by Turkana
July 31, 2009 - Blue Dog Water Carriers by Deacon Blues
July 30, 2009 - Obama About To Win On Health Care Reform by Steve
July 29, 2009 - The Socialists Are Coming! The Socialists Are Coming! by Turkana
July 28, 2009 - Triangulate Against Them by Deacon Blues
July 23, 2009 - Populist Focus, Not Ego, Was Needed by Deacon Blues
July 20, 2009 - Governors Concerned About Reform Efforts by Deacon Blues
July 9, 2009 - Rick Scott Literally Swift Boating The Health Care Debate by Turkana
July 7, 2009 - The Perils of Centrism by Deacon Blues
July 7, 2009 - Rahm Buries The Public Option by Deacon Blues
July 4, 2009 - Naive Idiots by Deacon Blues
June 26, 2009 - Be Patient = Forgive Us For Failing by paradox
June 19, 2009 - Afternoon Quick Hits - Ensign and Phony Health Care Reform by Deacon Blues
June 18, 2009 - Majority of Public Isn't Buying What Daschle and Dole Are Selling by Deacon Blues
June 11, 2009 - Abandoning the AMA by Mary
June 10, 2009 - Despicable AMA To Oppose National Health Plan by Turkana
April 4, 2009 - Quality of Life at the End of Life by Mary
April 2, 2009 - Cripple The Opposition Now by Deacon Blues
March 5, 2009 - Obama's Healthcare Push Begins by Deacon Blues
February 24, 2009 - Pursue the Agenda, Forget the Reeps by Deacon Blues
December 6, 2008 - Losing Health Insurance by Mary
April 20, 2008 - Searching for Universal Healthcare by Mary
February 6, 2008 - A quick question by Turkana
December 28, 2007 - Abomination by Turkana
November 24, 2007 - Rudy and Obama Engage In Health Care Flim-Flammery by Steve
November 6, 2007 - Bush To Veto SCHIP To Protect Smokers by Steve
October 30, 2007 - Afternoon Quick Hits by Steve
October 25, 2007 - It's Their Funeral by Steve
October 25, 2007 - Clobber Them Again On SCHIP Versus Iraq by Steve
October 23, 2007 - Bush Facing SCHIP Defeat by Steve
October 17, 2007 - GOP Whistling Past The Graveyard On SCHIP by Steve
October 15, 2007 - Throwing Away An 84% Advantage by Steve
October 8, 2007 - Democrats To Cave - Once Again - On FISA by Steve
September 26, 2007 - GOP: War Yes, Kids No by Steve
September 25, 2007 - Grassley: Target Fellow Republicans Over SCHIP Rejection by Steve
September 21, 2007 - Will SCHIP Save Democrats From Themselves? by Steve
September 18, 2007 - Afternoon Update by Steve
September 18, 2007 - Public Trusts Hillary On Health Care by Steve
September 17, 2007 - Getting Universal Health Care Done by Steve
September 6, 2007 - Mid Day Update by Steve
August 17, 2007 - American Health Care in the 21st Century by soccerdad
August 3, 2007 - Heading For An SCHIP Showdown by Steve
August 1, 2007 - Rudy Offers More Of The Same On Health Care by Steve
July 16, 2007 - $120 Billion/Year For Iraq, Squat For Kids Health Care by Steve
July 15, 2007 - Side-by-side Health Care Proposals by Mary
July 7, 2007 - Health Insurance Companies React to Sicko by Mary
June 17, 2007 - Michael Moore on Oprah by Mary
June 1, 2007 - The real victim here by Erin Alecto
May 31, 2007 - More Bush Inaction On Global Warming by Steve
May 16, 2007 - Outrage Central by Steve
May 15, 2007 - Getting Beat By France and Germany On Health Care by Steve
April 18, 2007 - GOP Stops Medicare Part D Reform, Supports Corporate Welfare by Steve
March 5, 2007 - Robert Pear Misses His Own Poll by Steve
March 4, 2007 - Genuflecting to Industry, Bush Admin Once More Sells Out People by Mary
March 2, 2007 - A Little Clarity On Iraq And Health Care May Go A Long Way by Steve
February 27, 2007 - Open Thread by Steve
February 8, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
January 25, 2007 - Afternoon Quick Hits by Steve
January 20, 2007 - Morning Update - Hillary's In by Steve
January 11, 2007 - Pelosi And Hoyer Sell Out Seniors On Medicare Part D by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Strong Public Support For Medicare Drug Benefit Changes by Steve
October 20, 2006 - Democrats Have Their Health Care Agenda Ready by Steve
September 28, 2006 - Healthcare Costs Driving Offshoring Now by Mary
September 25, 2006 - Medicare "Donut Hole" Arrives In Time For Midterms by Steve
July 12, 2006 - Bandaging The Bandages by pessimist
July 8, 2006 - Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Artificial Blood Product by pessimist
June 12, 2006 - No Drs. Luddite Of The Cross by pessimist
May 3, 2006 - Bush's Newest "Katrina": Bird Flu by Steve
March 28, 2006 - Bolten Participated In Deceiving Congress On Medicare Part D Costs by Steve
March 26, 2006 - Working With Stem Cells Takes A Lot Of Balls by pessimist
February 22, 2006 - Bush's $800 Billion Lobbyist-Induced Giveaway On Medicare Creates Democratic Opportunities by Steve
February 15, 2006 - Accept The Fact That Consultants Don't Want A Replay Of 2002 by Steve
January 31, 2006 - The Pusher Will Tell Us We're Addicted To Oil by Steve
January 24, 2006 - Congressional GOP Leadership Gives HMOs $22 Billion Gift While Shafting Seniors On Medicare Part D Donut Hole by Steve
January 23, 2006 - Remind Voters In 2006 That Bush Has Failed On Health Care by Steve
December 26, 2005 - Loosing LIPS and Sinking SHIIPs by pessimist
July 18, 2005 - Justice Department Finally Does The Right Thing On Tobacco Settlement by Steve
June 20, 2005 - Thimerosal (Mercury) and Autism by eriposte
June 17, 2005 - Gonzales and McCallum Wanted Only $6 Billion From Big Tobacco, Not $10 Billion by Steve
June 8, 2005 - Federal Judge In Tobacco Case Questions Bush Administration Motives In Reducing Settlement by Steve
May 29, 2005 - Tired Of Waiting For Bush And GOP To Act, Big Business Works With Labor To Deal With Health Care Crisis by Steve
May 25, 2005 - Wheelin' And Dealin' by pessimist
May 20, 2005 - The World's Richest Liberal Versus The Topper$ by pessimist
March 31, 2005 - Terri Schiavo, 1963-2005 by rayman
March 24, 2005 - While Bush Ignores Medicare, Right Wingers Want Even More Political Hari Kari on Private Accounts by Steve
February 2, 2005 - So How's Your Health Insurance? by Mary
December 15, 2004 - Solving the Health Care Problem by Mary
December 13, 2004 - Besting The Grim Reaper - And Busting George Bu$h by pessimist
November 27, 2004 - Even After Vioxx, Judd Gregg Remains Big PharMa's Whore by Steve
November 26, 2004 - Is there an (informed and honest) Doctor in the House? by emmetropia
November 13, 2004 - It's Enough To Make You Sick! by pessimist
November 5, 2004 - Wearing It On A Worn Out Sleeve by pessimist
November 4, 2004 - RoooooOOOOOLLLLL Another One ... by pessimist
September 14, 2004 - Who's Really Pathetic Now, Mr. Bush? by Steve
August 20, 2004 - No wonder by Duckman GR
July 27, 2004 - More Medicare Shenanigans by soccerdad
July 16, 2004 - HIV Treatment: Ideology versus reality by soccerdad
July 14, 2004 - Medicare: Once again its Bush, corporations and the religious right by soccerdad
July 1, 2004 - Drug Prices Increase by Mary
June 17, 2004 - Rethinking Prescription Drug Cards by Mary
June 9, 2004 - Medicare Prescription Drug Cards by Mary
March 25, 2004 - Medicare Actuary Testifies He Was Ordered To Withhold Higher Drug Bill Cost Figures From Congress by Steve
March 24, 2004 - Bush Hits The Trifecta On Medicare by Steve
February 28, 2004 - Don't Bug Me, Man! by pessimist
February 26, 2004 - White House Theft Of Medicare Issue Fails by Steve
February 1, 2004 - White House Now Wants To Blame Congress For Medicare Drug Bill Deceit by Steve
January 31, 2004 - Don't Bug Me, Man! by pessimist
January 30, 2004 - How The Medicare Drug Bill Cost Increase Can Help Dems by Steve
December 12, 2003 - Bush Flops On Bioterrorism and Flu Vaccines by Steve
December 3, 2003 - Bush Medicare Official To Leave and Work For Those He Just Helped by Steve
November 26, 2003 - Wednesday Morning Update by Steve
November 25, 2003 - Bush Gets Medicare Bill, Strong 3rd Quarter GDP Figures, and Ballooning Deficits by Steve
November 18, 2003 - The AARP's New GOP "Friends" by Steve
November 16, 2003 - Exposing the Bush/GOP Energy and Medicare Drug Bill Shams by Steve
October 16, 2003 - Healthcare Benefits- An issue for Bush? by Duckman GR