Health Care

Health and Justice: The Deep Heart of Healthcare Reform

A few months ago, I got an email from Jeremy Helton asking if I was interested helping him get the word out about a project from the Recollective, telling real stories about patients abandoned by our profit-driven insurance system. The stories are intensely moving. Each vignette shows a still picture with voice-over—Jeremy spent hours with these folks to get the stories down to their essential meaning, and I think he did a marvelous job.
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Salazar, Udall: What ObamaCare Means For Colorado

Obama Administration Regional Director in Health and Human Services, Marguerite Salazar, was in Denver Monday to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or "Obamacare") and what it means for people living in Colorado.
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Gov. Rick Perry Refuses to Establish Health Insurance Exchange, Blocks Medicaid Expansion

Governor Rick Perry, in a desperate attempt to remain relevant to the Republican party base and screw over his constituents at any cost, put out a statement today that he will a) not expand Medicaid coverage and b) refuses to establish a state-based insurance exchange. Perry joins a slew of constituent-loathing Red State governors with Presidential aspirations who are refusing to follow the state-level aspects of President Obama's health insurance reform that would actually insure people.
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B: Poll: Americans Want GOP to Stop Trying to End 'Obamacare'

A new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll has findings that completely refute the claims of Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney that "the American people" want them to spend their time and energy fighting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare."
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B: Health Insurance Industry Moves to Block Information to Consumers

Just when consumers are finally getting a look at how health insurance companies conduct their business, the industry is racing to shut and lock the door.
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B: Former Congressperson Argues to Leave Healthcare Law in Place

Former Congressperson Carole Shea Porter outlines what would happen if the Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act.
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B: MI VIDEO State Representative Lisa Brown Draws Line between Religious Freedom and Women's Health

Actually, don't watch her. Watch state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, below and to Brown's left. She's visible for the first minute and, oh, 45 seconds of the clip.
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B: NJ Childhood Obesity

The Assembly Women and Children Committee heard testimony this morning about child obesity.  Dr. Arturo Brito, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Services testified that one third of 10 to 17 year olds in New Jersey are overweight or obese.
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