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Health Care Reform (2009)

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Top Health Care Reform (2009) Articles

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  • So this president walks into a banquet...Obama's effing funny side

     
    Obama notes his approval ratings' plummet, except in the country of his birth....
  • Sex and risk among people in their 20s

    Sex and risk among people in their 20s
    Over the last few decades, the period between the time when young adults leave their parents' house and when they settle down to start families has grown substantially. In 1970, 21% of 25-year-olds were unmarried; by 2005, the percentage had jumped to 60%...
  • Book review: 'The Promise' by Jonathan Alter

    Book review: 'The Promise' by Jonathan Alter
    Instant histories of presidential administrations based on privileged access to White House insiders have become so de rigueur that vetting the appropriate journalist/historian really ought to be part of every new chief executive's transition process....
  • The doctor's in-box

    The doctor's in-box
    The doctor-patient relationship is moving online. With 68% of American adults now using the Internet to search for healthcare information, it's no surprise that many also want digital access to their doctor. Whether they have that option will depend...
  • Healthcare: An emergency care mandate isn't enough

    Healthcare: An emergency care mandate isn't enough
    In his April 8 Op-Ed article on the individual mandate, the aspect of the federal healthcare reform law that requires everyone to have coverage, William Voegeli advances a false dichotomy. He states that while it may be legitimate to require people to...
  • In Practice: Are doctors as curious as they used to be?

    In Practice: Are doctors as curious as they used to be?
    The topic of healthcare came up during a recent dinner with friends. Between bites of pizza and swigs of beer, I told them that things were challenging for doctors everywhere but that this was especially true for primary care physicians. I launched into...
  • Democratic hopefuls agree on Medicare as a healthcare model

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards have been sniping at each other for months over healthcare, but there's one thing the top Democratic presidential candidates agree on: Americans of all ages should have the choice of buying a...
  • Let em eat premiums

    It was good to see the Los Angeles Times, in its recent American Values editorial on "General Welfare," taking healthcare reform seriously enough to expect some kind of position from presidential candidates. Sadly though, just as the candidates don't seem...
  • Our healthcare plan will work

    Even though the healthcare reform bill passed by the Assembly was negotiated with a Republican governor, ABX1-1 is very much a Democratic proposal at heart— witness its significant expansion to cover 3.6 million uninsured Californians, including 800,000...
  • Open up Medicare to all

    Open up Medicare to all
    My parents can get Medicare, so why not me? Americans should not have to turn 65 years old or become disabled to have access to a public healthcare program that controls overhead costs, provides broad, affordable access to care and protects patients...
  • The union way up

    The union way up
    Why is this recession so deep, and what can be done to reverse it? Hint: Go back about 50 years, when America's middle class was expanding and the economy was soaring. Paychecks were big enough to allow us to buy all the goods and services we produced....