As a health care professional, taking care of people and helping them comes from my heart and soul. It is what I love to do and truly feel what I was called to do with my life.
The debate was widely covered in the press as early as 2010, so it's unclear what exactly the NBC investigation unit has uncovered.
Recently I have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency room twice - once with my father, who had had a stroke, and once as a patient, due to a dislocated knee.
Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on Oct. 10, 2012, that's impossible.
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.
As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington used to say, "Politics ain't beanbag."
Overcoming the intense lobbying efforts of the health insurance-industrial complex and their far-right "tea party" stormtroopers, which spent some $640,000 a day opposing health care reform, the American people and their organizations, especially their unions, mobilized and pushed through a bill that can improve the health care system for millions of insured and uninsured people.
All Americans deserve health care. Private insurance companies are not getting the job done. Solving this serious national problem is a legitimate function of government. It requires a public solution.