Why We Can't Compromise on Public-Plan Choice

Of all the components of the health reform package that will be debated in Congress this year, none inspires greater admiration or ire than the idea of “public plan choice.”

US Rep. John Conyers on Health Care

ATLANTA – US Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) made Atlanta his first stop on Wednesday, March 27, 2009, as part of his six city, five day tour across the country to visit hospitals, speak with doctors and nurses, and listen to stories from US citizens struggling to pay for healthcare.

Podcast #99: Public Healthcare Option. Yes We Can.

On this episode, will meaningful health care reform with a public option pass? We talk with Flavio Casoy, a medical student and an activist for universal health care reform, about the particulars of the debate and the need to build broad unity in order to win.

State Lawmakers Urge Comprehensive Healthcare Reform

In an open letter to President Obama circulated this week, more than 100 state lawmakers urged speedy passage this year of meaningful health care reform, according to a press statement from the Progressive States Network (PSN).

Detailed Look at Healthcare Reform in 2009

According to a survey conducted in March of this year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Americans overwhelmingly (76 percent) believe that the health system is in need of fundamental change or should be completely rebuilt.

Workers, Healthcare & Environment Top Obama Budget Priorities

After a stunning victory in Congress to pass his budget priorities last month, President Obama unveiled the details of his 2010 budget this week.

How “The NAFTA Flu” Exploded

US and Mexico authorities claim that neither knew about the “swine flu” outbreak until April 24. But after hundreds of residents of a town in Veracruz, Mexico, came down with its symptoms, the story had already hit the Mexican national press by April 5.


The People's Movement at 100 Days

The concept of examining a new presidency at the end of its first 100 days began with the first term of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency.


Healthy Hospitals: Reforming the System in the Middle of the Financial Crisis

By boldly targeting the 'special interests' opposition to many of his proposed programs, the Obama administration makes these changes possible. The special corporate interests in the health care industry, for example, must also be confronted.