The Great Debate

iPhone app makes doctors iRate

By Ford Vox
March 15, 2010

vox– Ford Vox is a medical journalist and a physician. The opinions expressed are his own. –

A faulty prescription for reform

By Dr. Steffie Woolhandler
February 25, 2010

– Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization of 17,000 doctors who support single-payer national health insurance. She is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the school’s General Internal Medicine Fellowship program. The views expressed are her own. —

Your health plan’s Toyota complex

By Ford Vox
February 25, 2010

 Ford Vox is resident physician at Washington University School of Medicine’s neurology department.

– Ford Vox is a medical journalist and a physician. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Massachusetts vote a referendum on health care reform

January 20, 2010

Trudy Lieberman, a long-time health care and consumer journalist, is a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review and has blogged about health care for cjr.org since the beginning of the presidential campaign. The views expressed are her own.

America’s perennial Vietnam syndrome

By Bernd Debusmann
November 13, 2009

cfcd208495d565ef66e7dff9f98764da.jpg –  Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. –

from Rolfe Winkler:

A healthcare failure could save Obama

September 9, 2009

The rising costs of Medicare and Medicaid threaten to destroy the nation's fiscal future, but President Obama is pushing for healthcare reform that would increase costs. Instead, he should refocus his presidency on paying down debt.true-national-debt-updated1

from Commentaries:

Debt on autopilot

August 28, 2009

At first glance this week's budget projections paint President Obama as a spendthrift. The White House itself offered a grim glimpse of a future in which U.S. debt more than doubles to $17.5 trillion in a decade -- an increase of nearly $10 trillion.

from Commentaries:

Deficit hypocrisy

August 26, 2009

There's something scary about big numbers. It's one reason we in the media often like to put the biggest number we can find into a headline.

Is a public health insurance option essential?

By Reuters Staff
August 17, 2009

The debate over healthcare reform heated up this weekend when a top U.S. health official called into question the government-run health insurance option favored by President Barack Obama.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
said on Sunday a public option was “not the essential element” of any overhaul, and that non-profit cooperatives being considered by a Senate panel could also fulfill the White House goal of creating more competition on insurance.

Fixing health care

May 25, 2009

morici– Peter Morici is a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland School, and the former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The views expressed are his own. –