June 17, 2009
The Root's Dayo Olopade discusses the goings on in the world with Matt Continetti of The Weekly Standard...
June 15, 2009
"Make no mistake: the cost of our health care is a threat to our economy. It is an escalating burden on our families and businesses. It is a ticking time-bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America..."
June 8, 2009
Ok, y’all, this is it. This is the moment of truth for determining whether we’ll have access to affordable health care for the foreseeable future. At Talking Points Memo, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich does a great job articulating why this is such a crucial moment: The insurance and pharmaceutical companies have begun their congressional press to kill President Obama’s proposed public plan, and if key Senators don’t hear a loud and clear contrary message from their constituents soon, it’ll be too late....
June 1, 2009
Sen. Ted Kennedy has fight in him still. He began circulating an outline for his own health reform legislation late last week, which he’s expected to flesh out today or tomorrow. It’s an important step, because Kennedy’s legislation rejoins the fight for a creating a public plan to compete with existing private plans....
May 27, 2009
Via TIME's Karen Tumulty, Atul Gawande looks hard at why health care costs so much more in McAllen Texas, and, writes Tumulty, "why more health care isn't the same as better health care."...
by Jeneé Darden onMarch 13, 2009
In a conversation with The Root, Iyanla Vanzant opens up about living without health insurance, losing her daughter to cancer and her home to a subprime mortgage. A look at how she’s finding the strength to rebound.
by Kai Wright onJanuary 14, 2009
There's less than a week left before Barack Obama enters the White House. But today, the long-awaited expansion of SCHIP could be the first tangible victory for black folks in the new Obama era.
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