Allison Mannos: The next wave of organizing in this industry among non-unionized retailers will have to address issues of worker hourly requirements under Obamacare.
JP Sottile: Instead of retiring the health insurance industry and its actuarial tables and profit margins and wagers, Obama “saved” the health insurance industry and enshrined it in perpetuity as the “Health Insurance-Industrial Complex.”
Tina Dupuy: Just admit the individual mandate was first proposed by Nixon, promoted by George H. W. Bush and fleshed out by the Heritage Foundation. It was the “conservative answer” to the health care issue – it was the “free-market solution” to reform.
Sheila Kuehl: About 20% of California’s insureds would presumably see their rates go up because they had a lapse in insurance that didn’t fit into acertain categories.
Julie Driscoll: It’s hard for most of us to comprehend that a candidate would not only fudge the info, but would outright lie in the most extreme, shameless, blatant way that the Romney-Ryan ticket is lying.
Karen Finney: Romney finally told us how he would deal with the more than 48 million Americans without health insurance: Get thee to an emergency room!
Diane Lefer: With the general practitioner or family practice doctor now a vanishing breed, yes we could and should put in place incentives to encourage more medical students to go into the field. But we also need to address the problem without delay.
he America described in my article, “The American Dream: A Dream Deferred but Not Forever” is not the America of this piece. This post is about another America. In this America the citizenry believes that health care is a right for those who can afford to pay for it. In this America, even if the […]
John Peeler: In handing a defeat to the Republicans, Roberts thereby also handed them a bludgeon with which to attack Obama as a tax-and-spend liberal.
Charles Hayes: Any country that cannot generate enough goodwill to see that everyone has access to adequate medical care should be embarrassed to refer to itself as the greatest country on earth.
Robert Reich: The reverse-Robin Hood budget plan just announced by Paul Ryan and House Republicans (and endorsed by Mitt Romney) would make the lopsidedness far worse – dramatically cutting taxes on the rich and slashing public services everyone else depends on.
Derrick Ashong: In the end it seems some conservatives truly love individual responsibility…as long as they don’t have to practice it themselves.
Robert Reich: With a bit of political jujitsu, the President could turn any such defeat at the Supreme Court into a victory for a single-payer healthcare system – Medicare for all.