We Have One Twisted Health System, Living Organ Donors Beware

The status quo for health insurers is minimalist investment in customers, maximum investment into political influence. Greasy palms are the face of public health insurance in congress. Genuine discussion about cost effectiveness and practical application take a back seat to the fears of equity in overall health of this country’s population.

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Without Health Options – Where Is Your Voice? OpEd

All the debate about the launching of “Public Option” Health Care seems to focus on those who actually HAVE health care. Those with jobs, where their employer has pre-selected an insurance package, are being convinced their employer will dump that insurance forcing them to take the “Public Option”. OK! Perhaps that

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Rep. Lloyd Doggett:Affordable Health Care Indispensable to Healthy Economy

By U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D), Senior Member of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

I have been seeking a meaningful answer to the many shortcomings American families encounter with health care. Our House proposal has now won endorsement from the American Medical Association, AARP, and Consumers Union. But during recent Central […]

Republicans Have Government Insurance, Why Can’t Everyone?

For weeks I have been listening to all the BS Republicans have spewed about health care reform. Republicans shouted it was socialized medicine and when that didn’t work they came up with other untruths. The fact of the matter is all members of Congress use the public option plan. Republicans are willing to […]

US Health Care Plunges, Texas Drops 9 Points

Ranking: Texas is 46th this year; it was 37th in 2007. Strengths: Strengths include a low prevalence of smoking at 19.3 percent of the population, a low prevalence of binge drinking at 15.0 percent of the population, a low rate of cancer deaths at 186.3 deaths per 100,000 population and a moderate […]