Americans overwhelmingly want the president and Congress to get to work on a new bill to change the health care system if the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul as unconstitutional, a new poll finds.
Former Governor and former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson would obviously be a very strong candidate for the open Senate seat in Wisconsin being vacated by Herb Kohl. And given his past record of leadership on health care policy, a hypothetical Senator Thompson could bring much-needed bipartisan support to the basic Affordable Care Act framework:
Canadians have little faith the country’s health system is prepared to handle the needs of a looming “tsunami” of aging boomers, a new poll has found.
Six in 10 Canadians surveyed said they lack confidence in the health system’s ability to care for Canada’s rapidly greying population.
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Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, and the American people:
When I spoke here last winter, this nation was facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. We were losing an average of 700,000 jobs per month. Credit was frozen. And our financial system was on the verge of collapse.