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.
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.
In New Brunswick, authorities have largely stopped prosecuting prostitution-related crimes. In Alberta, they are prosecuting to the full extent of the law. In Ontario and B.C., it could go either way, depending.
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:
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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.
Barack Obama traveled to Chicago today to speak before the American Medical Association. It was a bit of a fraught appearance, as the AMA had come out against the public plan last week, putting itself in direct opposition to one of the White House's key priorities. To his credit, Obama didn't ignore those disagreements in his address. But nor did he dwell on them. The speech was broad and wide-ranging, and Obama used it to reiterate his support for a couple of key measures: First, his defense of the public insurance plan was clear and forthright.