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Paul Krugman: Blue Dogs and Healthcare Reform

Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman offered this exceptional column in the New York Times yesterday, calling out “Blue Dog” Democrats on their opposition to healthcare reform. Krugman writes: Reform, if it happens, will rest on four main pillars: regulation, mandates, subsidies and competition. By regulation I mean the nationwide imposition of rules that would prevent…

Fact Checking John Campbell on Healthcare

Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach), the congressman who won’t bring a dime home to CD-48 but voted for a $700 million bill to protect wild mustangs (must have thought it was Ford Mustangs), has a fact-challenged post on healthcare on the FlashReport where he parrots a debunked claim from batsh!t Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachman. Campbell’s…

National Discussion on Health Care Reform with President Obama

On July 1st, President Obama held a town hall meeting on Health Care Reform. After days of taking video questions online, and with massive online discussions unfolding during the event, the President took questions on health reform directly from the public in an online town hall.  Below is the complete video of that event. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHCQc-wwzDQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

The High Cost of Healthcare

I got into it a bit with Register editorial writer Alan Bock last March at the Obama Town Hall in Costa Mesa, the one with an emphasis on healthcare, about healthcare reform.  I’m in favor of a single player healthcare system that makes insurance accessible and affordable for all Americans; this wouldn’t replace private insurance…