I Am Medically Uninsurable ... Because of a Sprained Ankle

I am medically uninsurable. I know this because two different companies -- CareFirst and Aetna -- have declared it so in the past two weeks. I am medically uninsurable because I went to the doctor for my sprained ankle. Don't go to the doctor if you want health insurance. ...more

I'll put it right out there and state that I am a conservative. However, I have also been put ...more

How Does Health Reform Affect You Now? (Part 1 of 3)

We all believe in the virtues of hard work and self-reliance, but these days it’s a fantasy to think that anyone but the mega-wealthy will not, sooner or later, depend on help from others to pay medical bills. And that’s true no matter how hard you work, how much you love America, or how diligently you take care of yourself. The cost of medical care has so skyrocketed that breaking an arm or leg could cost as much as a new car. ...more

This is so incredibly true: "And the truth is, we all pay for other peoples’ health care whether ...more

Chairman George Miller and Rep. Rob Andrews Speak on the House Floor in Favor of Health Care Reform and Student Loan Reform

(This post was written by a staffer for the Education and Labor Committee)Last night the House voted 220-207 to pass the budget reconciliation bill. The bill made significant and necessary improvements to the health care law passed two days previously. It also reformed federal student loans to make college more affordable for all Americans....more

Women's Health Care? Take a number!

Over the past few months, I have had the privilege of being part of a team at SEIU working to raise awareness around women's health care. Along with the National Women's Law Center, we've worked to promote the idea that being a woman is not a pre-existing condition. While we've had great success bringing the issue to the media and our members of Congress, we realized that we also needed to focus on getting the issue out to our friends and neighbors....more

Health Reform -- You Say ToMAYto, I Say ToMAHto

Things always get a little heated in the nation's capital this time of year. July and August along the Potomac tend to be humid and steamy and that makes it hard for anyone to compromise and negotiate in a bipartisan way. Not to mention that it's awfully difficult to find happy people when they're all having bad hair days! ...more

she (he?) believes in those advances for those who can afford it.  more