One year ago today, we were watching Obama sign the Affordable Care Act into law. We were watching a moment centuries in the making -- the moment health care in America became a right for all.
While it might seem unusual for a Republican to champion Medicare, Bill Flores - the Republican vying for the seat in Texas' 17th Congressional District - has staked out a position that defends the government-run insurance plan from cuts in this year's health care reform law.
On this Martin Luther King Day, the struggle to provide decent health care to all Americans isn't over. There's still time to fight for the most just, wise, and equitable bill possible.
You've heard the statistics: 350,000 Kansans don't have health insurance, while thousands struggle in a system that costs more, but provides less.
Is the Baucus plan, the one that manages the improbable feat of making the developed world's most expensive, least effective health care system even worse, indeed the only one with a prayer of passage?
There is a growing trend to promote diseases to fit existing drugs. As a culture, we should be suspicious whenever we hear of a new "disease," and ask whether it may just be a marketing ploy.
The AMA is already on record as opposing your plan for government-sponsored health insurance for the tens of millions without health insurance.