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Excess Spending in US Health Care 10.10.2009 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Why does health care in the United States cost so much? Kevin Drum does us the service of posting this helpful chart from the McKinsey Global Institute. What they do is start with a baseline “expected” level of spending based on our GDP. GDP predicts that we ought to spend a lot on health care, [...]
Corporate Media Performing Miserably in Health Care Debate 9.10.2009 AlterNet
If it bleeds, it leads. So what happens when demonstrators play nice? ...
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A peek under the hood as the Times considers Obama's Nobel Prize 9.10.2009 LA Times: Opinion
Opinion L.A.: Read a transcript of the editorial board's electronic discussion on the announcement of the president's Nobel win, and take an unscientific poll on whether he was right to accept the prize.


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Why Medicare Costs Are Growing Faster Than Other Healthcare 9.10.2009 Megan McArdle
Why Medicare Costs Are Growing Faster Than Other Healthcare
Preview of Things to Come? ICU Admissions for H1N1 Skyrocket in Australia 9.10.2009 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
If this mutates into a more virulent flu , we're in trouble - because we just don't have enough ventilators to treat a major pandemic: A new government study shows that one quarter of Americans who were sick enough to be hospitalized with swine flu last spring wound up needing intensive care, and 7% of them died. Health experts say that is a little higher than with ordinary seasonal flu. They say the biggest difference is that nearly half of those hospitalized with the new swine flu have been children and teens. Flu usually strikes hardest in the elderly. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did the study, with local and state health departments. Results were published online Thursday by the New England Journal of ...
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What Happens When You Need a Loan but You Don't Have Any Credit? 9.10.2009 Ezra Klein
"Visa announced this spring that spending on Visa debit cards in the United States surpassed credit for the first time in the company's history," reports Nancy Trejos. "In 2008, debit payment volume was $206 billion, compared with credit volume of $203 billion." I don't own a credit card. Never needed one. By the time I was old enough to carry plastic, the convenience of the card had been cleaved from the possible dangers of credit. The debit/ATM card allowed me to buy goods without holding cash, and did it without exposing me, particularly as a teenager, to the temptations of credit. As I got older, I had the money to live within my means, and so I did so. I figured this meant I had a good credit score. It wasn't until a few years ago, when I ...
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GOP Leaders Support Health Care Reform? 9.10.2009 Truthout - All Articles

Senator Bob Dole.
Senator Bob Dole doesn't want the Republican Party to say no on health care reform. (Photo: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights / flickr)

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Here's Your Real Death Panel: CIGNA Employees Flip Off Mother Of Nataline Sarkisyan 9.10.2009 Crooks Liars
DOWNLOADS: (32) PLAYS: (517) One of the things that you can never anticipate fully before becoming a parent is the absolute ferocity of the instinct to protect your child. It's innate, feral, and so deep that it can actually scare you. I am profoundly grateful every day that my children were born healthy, but I know that should my luck run out and one of my kids develop some sort of life-threatening illness, there is no stone I would leave unturned in my quest to save my child. There is no length I wouldn't go for my babies. And if all those efforts were in vain, I don't know how I'd survive the loss of my child. I had a miscarriage some years back, and I carried that loss like a huge, gaping wound inside me for so long. And ...
Police Arrest 7 Protesters in Sit-In Calling for Single-Payer Health Insurance in Chicago 9.10.2009 Common Dreams: Headlines

CHICAGO - Police have arrested seven protesters during a sit-in for single-payer universal health insurance in Chicago.

Police spokesman Officer Robert Perez says the protesters were arrested Thursday on criminal trespassing charges at insurance giant Cigna Corp.'s Midwest sales office.

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Ellen Goodman: A question of health -- and equality 9.10.2009 Post-Bulletin: Local Opinion
My favorite moment so far in the health care debate was when Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl argued against mandating maternity benefits as part of a basic insurance coverage. "I don't need maternity care," he blurted out. At which point, Michigan's Debbie Stabenow
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Getting Mad as Hell on Health Care and Not Taking it Anymore 9.10.2009 BlogHer

Women on Capitol Hill seem to be mad as hell when it comes to health care and they're not taking it anymore. This week, women Senators and members of Congress started speaking out collectively about the lack of interest and, perhaps, the lack of respect that women's medical issues are getting in the health care reform debate.

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Key vote on health overhaul next week 9.10.2009 Boston Globe: Nation
Key vote on health overhaul next week
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Insurers Say Changes Could Derail Health Bill 9.10.2009 NPR News
To keep the overhaul bill under President Obama's $900 spending limit, subsidies for middle-class families were reduced. So to prevent those families who can't afford insurance from being punished, proposed penalties were dramatically cut. That, insurance officials say, could backfire in a big way.
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Corporate Media Performing Miserably in Health Care Debate 9.10.2009 AlterNet
If it bleeds, it leads. So what happens when demonstrators play nice? ...
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Democrats consider 'windfall' insurer tax 9.10.2009 Twincities.com: Nation
WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that House Democrats were considering a "windfall profits tax" on insurance companies to help pay for legislation that would provide coverage to most of the uninsured.
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A Compromise That Could Actually Work 9.10.2009 The Moderate Voice
Yesterday, Sam Stein told us about a new compromise plan that is attracting attention because it’s designed to please both progressive Democrats who want a robust public option, and conservative Democrats who want to please the insurance industry. ¬†Under this proposed plan, there would be a strong federal-level public option — the compromise would be [...]
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Democrats are considering additional tax on insurers 9.10.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Politics
WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that House Democrats were considering a "windfall profits tax" on insurance companies to help pay for legislation that would provide coverage to most of the uninsured.
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2 takes on health care reform 9.10.2009 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
2 takes on health care reform
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Making the case for a 'public option' 9.10.2009 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Making the case for a 'public option'
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Health-Care Reform: About the 'Opt-Out' Compromise 9.10.2009 AlterNet
I wouldn't oppose it reflexively. ...
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