| Aug 26, 2009
As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
| Aug 26, 2009
Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
| Sep 16, 2009
| 3:25 PM
Today's topic: Providing health insurance for all and subsidizing premiums for the working poor would create a huge influx of business for insurers and providers. But analysts say that a significant percentage of the local markets in the U.S. are...
| Sep 18, 2009
| 1:11 PM
Today's topic: What about a public plan that isn't modeled after Medicare? For example, how about co-ops or local plans such as L.A. Care?
Give market forces room to breathe, and costs will decrease
Point: Michael F. Cannon
The dirty little secret,...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 9:54 AM
Sun Sentinel career and workplace writer Marcia Heroux Pounds answers YOUR questions about surviving in the office, finding a job, unemployment benefits and more. To submit your question, e-mail mpounds@SunSentinel.com.
Please include your...
| Mar 19, 2009
The top 10 recipients of contributions from employees and PACs related to AIG over the past two decades.
•Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn: $281,038
•Former President George W. Bush: $200,560
•Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.: $111,875
| Oct 19, 2008
It's that season again, when the dead return to life. We're not talking about Halloween--we mean Election Day, when ghost voters haunt the land. Here are 10 examples of political dirty tricks:
1. When unscrupulous British political operatives show up...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 9:15 PM
While Dr. Mark Midei was allegedly implanting unnecessary cardiac stents in hundreds of patients at a Towson hospital, stent manufacturer Abbott Laboratories was paying for crab and barbecue feasts at his Monkton home and building a business strategy...
| Jun 10, 2008
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Medical researchers and politicians are tiptoeing into an area of health care that makes some Americans uncomfortable, even angry, and it has nothing to do with such hot-button issues as cloning and stem-cell research. This...
| Mar 31, 2009
by Mark Silva In a coda to the collection of back-taxes from Cabinet nominees, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama's nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, said today that she has paid more than $7,000 in back taxes owed.......
| Jun 2, 2009
by Mark Silva President Barack Obama may be taking a night flight for Riyadh tonight, for a five-day, diplomatic journey through Arab and European capitals this week, but he will leave congressional leaders with a clear message of what he......