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Health Care Reform (2009)

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  • Gov. Scott to voters: Never mind

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the...
  • NHS lessons for Obamacare

    FT. WILLIAM, Scotland -- The power of television to shrink the world has always amazed me. Eating lunch on the road to Ft. William, a man at the next table recognizes me and introduces himself. Keith Farrington says he spent 15 years working as an...
  • Ryan's hope

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is looking beyond Friday and the beginning of the sequestration. In an interview I conducted with him on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Ryan told me he believes a majority of Americans will come to understand how...
  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski
    Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
  • Walking the gauntlet in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts. It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted...
  • A message to Obama, served cold

    In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news. Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single mother...
  • America's just not that into Obama

    "You know, I actually believe my own bull----." That's what President Obama once told a reporter. If the man ever uttered a statement that spoke more to his approach to politics, I haven't heard it. Whether it stems from a grandiose overconfidence in...
  • 'We don't live in that world anymore'

    Harry Anderson, a magician and comic (made famous by his stint as the judge on the old sitcom "Night Court"), used to have a routine where he'd promise to juggle George Washington's ax. I'm quoting from memory here, but he'd say something like: "I have...
  • Robert B. Reich: The hollowing out of government

    The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
  • Health care the hardest test for young adults

    Quick question: What could make studying for college finals, or preparing for grad school exams, seem like a walk in the park? The answer, to me: Mastering the new health care system that kicks into high gear in 2014, especially its insurance coverage...
  • Religious groups mull Obama's latest birth-control compromise

    Religious groups mull Obama's latest birth-control compromise
    Wheaton College and Roman Catholic dioceses across Illinois, which sued the Obama administration to avoid paying for birth control, might not have to pay after all, under a health care compromise offered by the Obama administration. Seeking to appease...