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Op-Ed: $117,000 'drive-by doctor' bill calls for universal health care

The complexities of medical billing can be confusing and infuriating, but a case from New York reveals the dangerous, and growing, trend of "drive-by doctoring." Doctors who consult on procedures, without the knowledge of the patient, can charge big fees.

Interview: Linda Silas, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Special

Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, is a strong believer in a robust public health care system, and she's got some advice for Americans who oppose 'socialized medicine.'

Interview with CMA President Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti Special

Edmonton - What does the president of the Canadian Medical Association think about the United States' rejection of 'socialized medicine?'

Obamacare is here, like it or not

Like it or not Obamacare is here. On October 1, the Affordable Health Care Act took effect. Millions of uninsured American's must now seek out and sign up for health insurance.

Op-Ed: Obamacare: No Cure, but worth fighting for

Obamacare has been hailed as one of the most expansive transformations of the American health care system since the 1960s. However, if legislation sponsored by several U.S. senators passes, it will be defunded before it effectively gets off the ground.

OFA to launch seven-figure Obamacare ad campaign

Organizing for Action, the successor to the Obama campaign’s Organizing for America, is set to launch a million-dollar ad campaign defending the Affordable Care Act.

Study: Free birth control slashes teen pregnancy, abortion rates

Missouri's rate of unplanned pregnancies and abortions fell dramatically when women and teenaged girls were provided birth control at no cost, a new study found,

U.S. may soon make HIV testing routine

The U.S. Preventive Services Task force, a government-backed group of clinicians and scientists, is expected to make a new recommendation requiring HIV screening become a standard practice.

Green Party US Pres candidate Jill Stein laments ObamaCare ruling

Dr Jill Stein, Harvard-trained physician and leading advocate for single-payer Medicare for All, fears ObamaCare will mirror RomneyCare in Massachusetts.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court can't help Obama's re-election

It’s great that the Supreme Court will decide whether the Majority Democratic Party in the 2010 Congress and the president exceeded their constitutional powers by requiring individuals to carry health insurance or pay a penalty.

Pawlenty: Pelosi's health-care waivers akin to 'crony capitalism'

Republican presidential candidates spoke out against waivers granted to some of the biggest cheerleaders for the health care, with former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty calling Nancy Pelosi's waivers 'crony capitalism.'

Obama administration fights for key health care underpinning

Lawyers for the Obama administration are heading to court on Tuesday to defend a key provision of the health care legislation that requires Americans to have health insurance or face a fine.

House bill would mandate gun ownership in South Dakota

Sioux Falls - South Dakota lawmakers have introduced a bill in response to President Obama's federally mandated health insurance proposal that would require adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others by owning a firearm.

Your neighbor's dilemma: Diabetes, health care on bridge too far Special

Her illness is chronic. She’s your neighbor. Like other people with diabetes, the life path she walks is long and difficult. Her dilemma characterizes the issues of conveying health care needs on a bridge experts say is too far.

Senate rejects repeal of health care law

United States Senate Republicans have failed in having the new health care law, less formally known as "Obamacare", repealed.

Obama health care law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

Washington - A federal judge's unconstitutional ruling on Monday, January 31, is the latest challenge in an ongoing debate regarding U.S. President Barrack Obama's healthcare reform plan.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects health care reform challenge

Washington - In a decision Monday, the Supreme Court turned down the first try to appeal President Obama's new health care reform law.

Insurers try to weasel out of taking on sick children in US

The new health care bill requires insurance to take on children with pre-existing health conditions immediately upon the bill becoming law according to President Barack Obama. The insurers say wait a minute we have four more years.

Democrats facing violent threats in wake of health care reform

Washington - Blame it on the heavy toll the recession has taken on Americans, along with the politely termed "inflammatory rhetoric" against the historic U.S. health care reform bill.

Op-Ed: A top dog look at health care reform

Health care reform is a hot topic these days but what does health mean? The dictionary says health is a noun, a thing, it's the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor.

Joe Biden drops the 'F'-bomb on TV

Before President Obama signed the health care bill today, Vice President Joe Biden let slip some profanity when the microphones were still live. He leaned into the President's ear and whispered, “This is a big f---ing deal.”

Op-Ed: The Best Benefits of Health Care Reform You Never Knew About

Now that the health care reform bill is official law, the debate is over. But whether you are for or against this reform, you'll still benefit.

U.S. Democrats make push for health care vote

Sunday looks to be the day that might be considered the day that will define U.S. President Obama's legacy. The United States' House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the Health Care Reform package Sunday, needing 216 votes.

Op-Ed: Why do Americans need a change in health care reform?

Health care reform may not matter to you, unless you are one of the millions who can't afford health insurance or have a pre-existing condition. Then you may have been knocking on doors when you're sick to have them unanswered.

Rush Limbaugh will move to Costa Rica if health reform passed

Conservative radio shock jock Rush Limbaugh said he will move to Costa Rica if Washington approves President Barack Obama's health care reform initiative.

Op-Ed: Obama's Summit Opening: I Watched Wall*E Last Night

On the EVE of the health care summit, the Dems are already "looking beyond" the 6 hour marathon. Could his program be part of the problem?

Op-Ed: Democrats Have Reason For Concern

For many the Democrat's loss on Tuesday in the Massachusetts special election showed that nothing is a lock and people aren't very happy with Washington right now.

Poll: Majority of Americans favor suspending work on health care

After Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts, a new Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans believe that the Democratically-lead Health Care Reform initiative should go back to the drawing board.

Poll:Mass. Voters Against Weak Wall Street, Health Care Policies

Massachusetts voters who backed Barack Obama want a crack down on Wall Street if they are to return to the fold come November

Op-Ed: Faux-Bama, a disappointing year in the White House

Dear President Obama. Do you remember, a year ago, when millions of Americans stood in the cold, warmed only by their joyful tears, to witness your historic inauguration?
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