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2011

Fed contraceptives decision was right

August 3, 2011 – Beyond economics, it's also just the right thing to do. Family planning - choosing if and when to have a child - is such a fundamental part… Read more

Should health reform be a carrot or a stick?

May 19, 2011 – Instead of mandating coverage on the front end, the states favor penalizing the uninsured on the back end – punishing those who… Read more

Vermont moves toward single-payer

May 12, 2011 – Vermont is a signature away from adopting an ambitious plan that would put the state on a path toward a single-payer system and ultimately,… Read more

Kill health reform? not on their lives. (pt. 3)

May 7, 2011 – The health reform law is making consumers without coverage or poor coverage more likely to seek preventive care and, thus more likely to… Read more

State health insurance exchanges

May 3, 2011 – This vote is yet another act of political theater from legislators who promise to give states more control, then pass legislation that puts… Read more

Kill health reform? Not on their lives. (pt. 2)

May 2, 2011 – Jennifer, a 33-year-old college student, struggles with mental illness. It's been an ongoing battle for Jennifer, who's founder of a… Read more

Kill health reform? Not on their lives. (pt. 1)

April 30, 2011 – There's been a lot of controversy over whether the health reform law was worth the struggle and whether it should ultimately be repealed,… Read more

GOP memo: don’t improve aca too much

February 16, 2011 – After months of assuring Americans that they don’t hate everything about the recently passed Affordable Care Act – and that there’s… Read more

Health reform isn’t down for the count

February 1, 2011 – There’s no question in our mind that the constitutionality issue is headed for the Supreme Court. A definitive decision from that court… Read more

Repeal effort flies in the face of evidence

January 19, 2011 – From the beginning of this debate, Democrats have advanced a multitude of consumer-focused solutions to our national health care crisis.… Read more

What repeal of health reform means to you

January 6, 2011 – Throughout the debate over health reform, individuals repeatedly asked, “What’s in it for me?” Now, the question should be,… Read more

Are high-risk insurance pools the answer?

January 3, 2011 – Some Republicans are promising that government funding will make the problematic high-risk pools a viable long-term answer to pre-existing… Read more