Obama’s redistribution of health

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Donald Berwick, health care law, Obamacare, recess appointment, Robert Gibbs
Let’s be honest. President Obama’s recess appointment of Donald Berwick as the Medicare and Medicaid director was a ploy to get a controversial character past any scrutiny by Congress and the citizens of the United States. He didn’t want a confirmation hearing because he didn’t want Berwick’s views to be heard. Surprise, surprise.

Fix the healthcare law

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: mid-term elections, Obamacare, physician conscience protection, taxpayer-funded abortion
Besides all the other problems that have either been known or come to light about Obamacare that call for reforming this version of reform, two fundamental moral ones loom large. Heard anything about it lately?

Obama paying to sell health care

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 June 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: health care reform, Obamacare, public opinion polls
The president got his version of health care reform passed into law, so he doesn’t need to sell it or even close the deal. He did that. But suddenly, he’s launched a huge campaign to market the ideas behind Obamacare. Why is he doing this?

Signs of the times

Sheila Liaugminas | 16 April 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: citizen protest, Constitution, Obamacare, U.S. Congress
America is still a representative republic, and a lot of people in the republic aren’t happy with their representatives and the work they’re doing or not doing in Washington. So they’re speaking out...

Health and care in America

Sheila Liaugminas | 26 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, dignity, Obamacare
What went down in the House of Representatives last weekend was politics first and healthcare - well, let’s see.

All news is local

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 January 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Obamacare, US politics
At least Scott Brown’s historic victory in Massachusetts sure is. That election result going to change national politics from here forward.

It got him elected

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, health care, leadership, Obamacare
Regrettable if it turns out to be “a parody of leadership”.

At least in Oz, universal cover is good sense, not socialism

Angela Shanahan | 19 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Obamacare
An Australian journalist explains why her country’s health insurance system leaves Obamacare in the dust.

Have death panels already arrived?

Nancy Valko | 12 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: death panels, Obamacare
The case against: an experienced nurse worries that Obamacare will entrench an existing quality-of-life ethic. 

Give me ObamaCare and my grandmom is doomed?

Summer Johnson | 12 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: death panels, Obamacare
The case for: a leading American bioethicist defends the Obama Administration’s proposals as fairer, cheaper and more trustworthy.

How much less safe?

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 November 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: health care reform, Obamacare
Questions missing from the “already too-complicated health care debate”: "The case of the Missing Assistant Surgeon."

Dollars to doughnuts

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 October 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Obamacare
Number crunching is so terribly dry and for most people, boring. WaPo puts Washington’s calculations of health care costs and savings into interesting perspective.

Race is not the issue in health care debate

John Robson | 29 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Jimmy Carter, Obamacare, racism
It's the plan being criticized, not the colour of the president's skin.

Whole Foods, whole health and a whole big mess

Brian Lilley | 22 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: boycott, health care reform, John Mackey, Obamacare, Whole Foods
Does everything, including food, where we shop and how we live have to be divided along partisan lines?

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