National Health Care

Health-Care Reform Celebrations A Go Across the Country

Local Supporters to Party in Downtown Birmingham With the final vote on health-care reform reconcilation behind us in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, the local schedule for a Health Reform Celebration in downtown Birmingham and other cities across America are on track. There will be a party Friday night, March 26, from 5:30 p.m. –…

President Celebrates Passage of Historic Health-Care Bill

A beaming President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a historic $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and will touch nearly every citizen’s life, presiding over the biggest shift in U.S. domestic policy since the 1960s and capping a divisive, yearlong debate that could define the November elections. Celebrating…

U2's Bloody Sunday: Rock 'n' Roll is Inclusive

Rock ‘n’ Roll is the opposite of racist… U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday” was written for and dedicated to all the Bloody Sunday victims, including John Lewis of Georgia. Rock ‘n’ Roll was born in the 1950s from the roots of blues, a music invented by African-Americans. So how can any rock musician align themselves with…

Ten Things Every American Should Know About Health Care Reform

1. Once reform is fully implemented, more than 95% of Americans will have health insurance coverage, including 32 million who are currently uninsured. 2. Health insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny people coverage because of preexisting conditions—or to drop coverage when people become sick. 3. Just like members of Congress, individuals and…

Davis Tops List of Most Cowardly Democrats in Congress

Glynn Wilson Rep. Artur Davis Birmingham Congressman and Alabama gubernatorial candidate Artur Davis made number one on Salon.com magazine’s list of the most cowardly Democrats in Congress on the vote for health-care reform. We don’t know whether to laugh, or cry… Alabama’s Artur Davis has the most Democratic-leaning district of any no vote. His 7th…

House Passes Historic Health-Care Reform 219-212

Sparks Applauds Reform, Questions Davis’s ‘No’ Vote by Glynn Wilson The U.S. House of Representatives passed historic health-care reform legislation Sunday night on a vote of 219-212. Obama is expected to sign the bill into law as early as Tuesday. Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation extending health…

The Day Health-Care Reform Passed in America

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The Tea Party crowd will be singing Bye Bye Ms. American Pie today after the United States House of Representatives passes the first ever health-care reform legislation in this country’s history. But why? There’s really nothing to be so concerned about. This is a great day in the history…

Constituents Protest Artur Davis's 'No' Vote on Health Care Reform

Protesters are yelling all the way to Washington, hoping Congressman Artur Davis, D-Alabama, will hear their voices pleading for a “yes” vote on a healthcare reform bill. “All he is doing is repeating what the republicans have said and this makes absolutely no sense,” said Deborah Carson, who voted for Davis twice. She says she…

E-Mail on Health Care Reform from President Obama

Glynn — I wanted to take a moment to thank you directly for the outstanding work you’ve been doing as part of Organizing for America’s Final March for Reform. I can tell you that your voice is heard in Washington every day. I see how your efforts are moving us toward victory. But I also…

When Health Care Reform Passes Congress

There Are Good Things to Take Effect ‘This Year’ Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Good things in spite of all the media controversy and Tea Party hyperbole…

GOP A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Big Insurance?

House Repeals Insurance Industry’s Antitrust Exemption The House of Representatives debated the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act Wednesday, legislation that would repeal the 65 year exemption health insurance companies have from anti-trust regulations. Speaking on the House floor this afternoon, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) lambasted Republicans for being “a wholly owned subsidiary of an…

Senate Passes Historic Health Bill on Christmas Eve

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden… The United States Senate passed a landmark health care reform bill in a rare Christmas Eve vote that could help define President Barack Obama’s legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for all Americans for the first time in the nation’s history. The 60-39 vote on a…

Where We Stand on National Health Care Reform

Guest Editorial by Barack Obama Early this morning, the Senate made history and health reform cleared its most important hurdle yet — garnering the 60 votes needed to move toward a final vote in that chamber later this week. This marks the first time in our nation’s history that comprehensive health reform has come to…

Failure Not an Option on Health Care

From the inside looking out, the Senate will pass a health care reform bill… Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Failure is not an option on health care, a leading Democratic senator said Monday, even as Republicans turned up the heat on moderates who hold the fate of the…

Americans Say Tax the Rich to Pay for Health Care

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Reports… Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy When it comes to paying for a health care overhaul, Americans see just one way to go: Tax the rich. That finding from a new Associated Press poll will be welcome news for House Democrats, who proposed doing just…

Tea Baggers Go Home

God and Your Country Are Not With You Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson There must not be a tea-bagger alive who has ever had to sit all night in the Charity hospital in a city like New Orleans, waiting for the morning shift to call their number. In hospitals across America, the uninsured wait…

Sparks Says 'Yes' to Health Care, Davis Votes 'No'

by Glynn Wilson Agricultural Commissioner Ron Sparks, the Fort Payne Democrat who is running for governor of Alabama against Birmingham Congressman Artur Davis, came out swinging on Monday two days after Davis voted against President Barack Obama’s national public health care plan in the U.S. House. “It has been said that evil flourishes when good…

National Public Health Care Passes U.S. House

Historic Legislation a Major Victory for President Obama by Glynn Wilson In a vote of historic proportions for the future of the middle class in the United States, the House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion national health care plan in a rare Saturday night session, 220-215. The bill, which now moves over to the…