Opinion

Women deserve factual medical information, even about abortion care

Decisions about medical procedures and patient care should be left to clinicians and their patients - not to politicians. As a family physician, I understand this.

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“Obamacare” fight could determine nation's future

This fight needs to be looked at in the context of the bigger, rougher national argument over what kind of country and what kind of people we are going to be.

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Deadly Spin - an inside account of insurance industry lies

Wendell Potter, a former top health insurance public relations executive, warned the Senate committee overseeing health care reform not to believe a word insurance companies said.

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Ryan budget: A nightmare in the making

House Republicans approved a budget that is far worse than any reasonable person could, up to now, have imagined would ever come out of a U.S. Congress.

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What does the future hold for disabled Americans like me?

The challenges people with disabilities like me face every day at home, at work and in school are everywhere.

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Cuban-style health care in America? Yes we can

Despite the valiant attempts by progressive Democrats to pass universal health care, we got the Affordable Care Act that still leaves several million uninsured.

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Universal health care: If Cuba can do it, why can’t we?

So how can we fix this mess while putting the insurance industry out of business and curbing pharmaceutical industries? I look to Cuba as a model.

Shame on the Supreme Court!

The anti-democratic, corrupt right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is again laying plans to nullify the election of a Democratic president.

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Troops coming home from Iraq - can Afghanistan be next?

As important as the troop withdrawal is what happens to them after they leave. Will they go now to Afghanistan? Will they serve in some other location abroad?

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Occupy Wall Street is the voice of America

It's no surprise that Republicans, right-wing think tanks, corporate moguls and, of course, Wall Street execs and CEO's are worried sick about Occupy Wall Street.

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