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Saving America’s Healthcare

Saving America’s Healthcare

Under no circumstances can the Democrats or President Obama cave in to Republican demands to undo or delay Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Healthcare Act. Republican politicians and their media supporters endlessly misrepresent the objective accurate facts that Obamacare will increase the percentage of Americans who have access to health insurance at a reasonable and affordable price. Obamacare goes a long way towards making sickness and health crises affordable financially for the American citizen staving off bankruptcies in health…

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Big Business Loves Health-care Reform

Big Business Loves Health-care Reform

The liberals achieve their maximum political strength in the Democratic Party primary elections: they speak up at meetings, define the issues, make early political contributions, and rarely miss a vote. As political consciousness spreads slowly through the rest of the electorate, the liberal influence and vote diminishes in importance. They know that agreements on issues with candidates must be made early in the campaign and are likely to be modified under the pressures of the wider campaign. In the 2008…

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The Devil in the Details

The Devil in the Details

Despite President Barack Obama’s brilliant performance at his primetime press conference on health care, Republicans and some conservative Democrats are balking at the details of the proposed legislation. But the devil is not in the details. It is in the commitment of the nation to the national health. The president needs to activate the conscience of America to take care of all of its citizens. The president needs to challenge the country to declare that health care is a natural…

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About Health Care

About Health Care

Dr. Marc Sklar, an endocrinologist in Washington, DC was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, “If we could prevent even a small percentage of people from becoming obese and developing these conditions (diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic problems) the cost of healthcare could go down far enough to cover everyone’s insurance.” Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and now at Harvard Medical School, wrote in the Boston Globe, “The reason our health system is…

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Business Benefits from National Health Insurance

Business Benefits from National Health Insurance

Alone among the nations of the world, the U.S. has relied upon private health insurance to cover the majority of its population, but far from all – 47 million are left out. This system is inefficient: it costs too much and the business community overpays. The private insurance industry spends about 20% of its revenue on administration, marketing, and profits. Further, the industry imposes on physicians, hospitals and businesses an administrative burden in billing and insurance related functions that consume…

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