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2009-08-10 11:45:48

 Researchers from Indiana University's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research (CHPPR) have found that support for government-sponsored health insurance for individuals under age 65 remains virtually the same regardless of how the plan is described or how involved the government would be.Many have argued that public support of a government-sponsored health insurance option, such as that being proposed by President Barack Obama, can be significantly influenced by changing...

2009-08-05 11:43:00

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Public Health Insurance Option Author Jacob Hacker To Brief Reporters On Where Key Elements of Reform Stand, Need To Hold Insurers Accountable WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will join health care expert Jacob Hacker and Campaign for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey on a conference call Thursday morning to brief reporters on a new analysis that shows why the country needs a robust national public health insurance plan...

2009-07-22 22:27:00

Need for continuing, open dialogue remains EAST LANSING, Mich., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While health care reform legislation currently in Congress addresses many of the principles of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), serious concerns remain about a number of issues including the public health insurance option and the need for medical liability reform. "It is our objective to be a constructive partner with Congress and our patients to arrive at health care reforms that...

2009-07-16 10:50:00

Archer: "We're Determined to Make the House Bill the Standard for Reform" WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Campaign for America's Future health care project director Diane Archer today praised the House for introducing a health reform bill that delivers on President Obama's vision. Archer declared that America's Affordable Health Choices Act is designed to control costs and deliver quality affordable health care to all. She said the bill, if passed without serious changes,...

2009-07-15 18:58:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the nation's mayors, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today commended President Barack Obama, the House of Representatives and the Senate HELP Committee for taking a bold step towards passing comprehensive and transformative health care reform legislation. "Working families are struggling during these difficult economic times because they are not able to afford health insurance and, for many,...

2009-07-15 18:54:00

Nation's 'Most Trusted Profession' Adds to Momentum at White House Event SILVER SPRING, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Nurses Association (ANA) members joined President Obama today at a White House press conference, sending a strong message to Congress that the country no longer can wait to reform health care as rising costs threaten the financial stability of families and their ability to access health care services. In citing significant progress this week on health...

2009-07-15 15:49:00

PITTSBURGH, Jul. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives' health care reform bill. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO ) "Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) and their families are appreciative of efforts by the U.S. House leadership to fix our broken health care system by introducing: 'America's Affordable Health Choices Act'...

2009-07-14 15:46:00

WASHINGTON., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus, released this statement today as the three House Committees with jurisdiction over health policy introduce the American Affordable Health Choices Act: "Today is a day for the history books. Today is the day that health care reform for all Americans begins its passage through the House of Representatives with introduction of the aptly named American Affordable Health...

2009-07-09 16:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus, releases this statement as the three House Committees with jurisdiction over health policy prepare to introduce legislation on health care for all Americans: "The opportunity is at hand for the House of Representatives to act decisively on comprehensive health care reform. I am calling on all members of the Congressional Urban Caucus to stand up for this legislation...

2009-06-23 13:26:00

New Report by Health Care for America Now Shows Health Care and Insurance Premiums Increasingly Unaffordable, Forcing Millions To Go Without Needed Care WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich today urged Senate Finance Committee Democrats to condemn false "bipartisanship" standing in the way of President Obama's overhaul to the nation's health care system. Reich said Democrats must support a public health insurance option because it's the best way...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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