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Health Care

Health Care news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 8, 2007

    Time to Fix Healthcare

    Affordable healthcare is rapidly emerging as the top domestic policy issue in the 2008 presidential race. Candidates, got ideas?

    the Editors

  • August 31, 2006

    No Rx in Massachusetts

    If it becomes a national model, a new, highly touted health insurance law in Massachusetts would make American healthcare, already on life support, take a turn for the worse.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • July 10, 2006

    Buffet’s Billions

    What Warren Buffett's gift of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation lacks in imagination, it makes up for in safety. If only they had the guts to tackle the real problems.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • June 1, 2006

    Cellmates’ Reunion

    Desperate for medical care, an ailing granny pies the President and finds a soft bed in a country club prison. It's enough to make you go out and commit a crime.

    Barbara Garson

  • May 18, 2006

    The False Bird Flu Scare

    The United States has fueled a worldwide overreaction to the threat of a bird flu pandemic, putting AIDS, malaria, malnutrition and other crucial global health programs at risk.

    Dr. Marc Siegel

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  • February 9, 2006

    Government’s the Problem

    Complicated drug plans are the result of promises fulfilled.

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 11, 2006

    Part D From Outer Space

    The Bush Administration's ill-advised new prescription drug program could destroy Medicare as a benefit for all Americans.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • December 2, 2005

    AIDS Movement Seizes Control

    Despite its controversy, World AIDS Day has demonstrated how vast and global the AIDS movement has gone. While the extent of AIDS advocacy was not as far-reaching then, in 1987 a burgeoning movement of health care practitioners and gay activists battled the FDA's questionable policies on AIDS drugs experimentation, which included excluding women and i.v. users from drug trials.

    Mark Gevisser

  • November 22, 2005

    Mismanaged Care

    Tennessee once had a visionary health care plan for that left only 14 percent of residents uninsured. But with federal cuts and a governor's misguided attempt to privatize Medicaid, Tennessee is just another state unable to protect its citizens.

    Trudy Lieberman

  • November 16, 2005

    New Medicare Benefit Helps Only Drug Companies

    Why are so few elderly people signing up for the new Medicare drug benefit? It's cumbersome, costly and totally confusing.

    Dr. Marc Siegel