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Posted on May 18, 2017 ENLARGE

Why People With Disabilities Can’t Present Their Version of the Truth


When Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks labeled physical illness a moral failing, there were no disabled reporters to question him.

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

Trumpcare Is the Best Advertisement for Nationalizing Insurance


The sadism and greed of the GOP were on display last week as its House members voted to destroy Obamacare and remove coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Pictured, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commented on the vote.)

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

Senate Republicans Plan Health Bill That Keeps Some of Obamacare (Video)


Their approach probably ensures that the GOP will eventually have to face legislation that doesn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Pictured, Maine Sen. Susan Collins.)

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on May 7, 2017 ENLARGE

Trumpcare Is a Transfer From the Sick and Poor to the Rich and Healthy


Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday and substitute basically nothing.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE

Jimmy Kimmel’s Philosophy Lesson


The comedian uses his personal experience to ask the philosophical questions that need to animate every debate about health care.

Posted on May 5, 2017 READ MORE

Pre-Existing Conditions









Posted on May 5, 2017 ENLARGE

GOP Passes ‘Trumpcare’ Bill; Critics Lambaste It


The latest version of the American Health Care Act drew widespread criticism on and beyond Capitol Hill, and no House Democrats voted for the bill.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

Rep. Mo Brooks Faces Backlash Over Health Care Comment


After the Alabama Republican (pictured on right, with CNN’s Jake Tapper) refers to healthy people as those who have “led good lives,” angry and passionate responses erupt online.

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

Our Political Reality Is the Stuff of Nightmares


It’s become the new abnormal: Trump’s decrees, accusations and posturing; his transparent lies, threats and reversals. Then comes the cleanup crew, the White House propagandists, pretending he’s serious.

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

Careful Now









Posted on Apr 22, 2017 ENLARGE

Why the Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough (Audio and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and activist Dr. Paul Song discuss the failures of Obamacare and the future of health care reform. Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

New Supreme Court Era Begins as Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In


The 113th justice could make an immediate impact on cases dealing with religious freedom, gun rights and immigration.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE

Nearly Half of Doctors in LinkedIn Poll Back Single-Payer Health Care


Many said they would accept earning less if it meant less insurance bureaucracy, more time with patients and a clearer conscience as a result, the networking site reports.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE

We Have No Choice but to Resist Trump and the GOP With All Our Might


In just over two months, the Trump administration and its political and financial support system have given Americans cause for concern—but the situation is not beyond hope.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE

Head-Exploding News (Video)









Posted on Mar 30, 2017 ENLARGE

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Posted on Mar 30, 2017 ENLARGE    

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Posted on Mar 29, 2017 ENLARGE

Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Health Insurance Option or Medicare for Some


To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan


Democrats on Capitol Hill are gloating about the demise of the American Health Care Act. The Vermont senator is about to do them one better.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Mar 27, 2017 ENLARGE

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Posted on Mar 27, 2017 ENLARGE

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Posted on Mar 27, 2017 ENLARGE

The Feuding Kleptocrats


While the power elites—inside and outside of government—squabble over corporate health insurance they are demolishing the remnants of democratic institutions and programs.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders: Democrats’ Intransigence Is the Solution, Not the Problem (Video)


The refusal of progressives and Democrats to work with the GOP is not why the American Health Care Act failed, according to the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

The GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare


The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

No, Paul Ryan, ‘Growing Pains’ Didn’t Kill Your Bill


The House speaker apparently does not grasp that he put forward a terrible piece of legislation.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

Did the Koch Brothers Take Down the GOP Health Care Bill?


Advocacy groups run by the billionaire siblings may have swayed enough Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 READ MORE

House GOP Calls Off Trumpcare Vote and Kills the Bill


President Trump tells House Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the proposed American Health Care Act after Republicans fail to garner enough support to pass it.

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 READ MORE

New Poll Shows 56 Percent of Voters Disapprove of GOP Health Care Plan


The results come just as House Republicans, citing a lack of support for the legislation, postpone a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation


Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

As Vote on Trumpcare Nears, #SaveMedicaid Movement Grows


Backers of Medicaid fear that the coming vote on the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act will result in the gutting of the program that helps pay for care for the needy.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Mar 16, 2017 ENLARGE

If ‘Ryancare’ Is Dead on Arrival, Can We Please Now Try Single-Payer?


The problem for policymakers is that they have been trying to fund an inefficient and overpriced medical system with scarce taxpayer funds without capping costs.

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 READ MORE

John Oliver: GOP Health Plan Is a Scheme to Take Money From the Poor and Give It to the Rich

The “Last Week Tonight” host makes the deviousness of the proposed American Health Care Act glaringly obvious.

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Posted on Mar 9, 2017 ENLARGE

GOP Plan Would Dismantle Much of Obamacare and Cut Taxes for the Rich


The proposed American Health Care Act abandons many of President Trump’s campaign commitments while unraveling key aspects of the existing law.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE

A Double-Transplant Cancer Survivor Takes On Trump Over Obamacare


Among the guests in the chamber during the president’s first address to Congress was Ola Ojewumi (pictured), a remarkable 26-year-old.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Takes On Drug Pricing (Again), This Time With Help From ‘Big-Pharma Dems’


Lawmakers call on President Trump to honor his campaign promises and back their bill when he addresses Congress Tuesday night.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 READ MORE

Watch President Trump’s First Major Address to Congress

Although not exactly a State of the Union address, the speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night bore a close resemblance to one.

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

John Oliver Looks Into the Worst and Best of Obamacare (Video)

Using a thong metaphor, the “Last Week Tonight” host explains why Republicans’ plans to replace the flawed Affordable Care Act are disastrous.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Chris Hedges and Dr. Margaret Flowers Discuss How to Fix the Health Care System (Video)

Insurance companies pitting “patients and health professionals against each other” have led the U.S. into crisis, Flowers tells the Truthdig columnist.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Real Reason the GOP Wants to Pull the Plug on Obamacare (Video)


Don’t be fooled by the promises of Trump and Republicans in Congress to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE

Lawmakers Feel the Heat at Town Hall Meetings


Overflow crowds and tough questions marked Saturday’s congressional recess events around the country.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE

Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare


Although many Trump supporters express disdain for government-funded programs, some rely heavily on benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE

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