Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘universal healthcare’

Stand Strong: A Message to President Obama on Healthcare

Stand Strong: A Message to President Obama on Healthcare

This short film was shot in Westwood, California outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. It was produced by Lyn Goldfarb, an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, in association with Ramblin’ Man Films, a web studio founded by filmmaker and political and social issues junkie Dustin Slaughter. Tweet

Obama: ‘I Continue to Believe A Public Option Would Improve Quality And Bring Down Costs’

Obama: ‘I Continue to Believe A Public Option Would Improve Quality And Bring Down Costs’

Here’s the full-text of the speech President Obama gave Monday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio at an event sponsored by the AFL-CIO union, where he spoke passionately and forcefully about his healthcare reform proposal. The speech suggests Obama will take a similar tone on Wednesday, when he will give an address on healthcare reform to a […]

Gibbs: Obama Believes Public Option ‘Valuable,’ But Not A Deal Breaker

Gibbs: Obama Believes Public Option ‘Valuable,’ But Not A Deal Breaker

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told George Stephanopoulos Sunday that President Obama will try and make the case for a public option to be included in healthcare reform legislation, but he won’t threaten to veto a bill that doesn’t include one. Gibbs also told Stephanopolous, host of ABC News’ “This Week,” that the White […]

‘My Fellow Americans…’ The Address Obama Should Give to Congress Next Week

‘My Fellow Americans…’ The Address Obama Should Give to Congress Next Week

My Fellow Americans. I stand before you a chastened president. I made a mistake. Two mistakes really. I thought that Congress could do its job and through the deliberative process, produce a health care reform plan that would win broad support across the aisle and among all of you. But I’m afraid that I was wrong.

White House Negotiating A ‘Trigger’ Public Option With GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe

White House Negotiating A ‘Trigger’ Public Option With GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe

Marc Ambinder over at The Atlantic also reported: Senior White House officials, in conversations with reporters today, are floating the idea that President Obama is secretly negotiating with Sen. Olympia Snowe over a health care compromise that would phase in a government-funded health care alternative if private insurance companies fail to meet quality and cost […]

Healthcare Reform Protestors Gone Wild

Healthcare Reform Protestors Gone Wild

Our friends over at The Political Carnival spotlighted this video report of a recent townhall meeting where protestors gathered to discuss, well, their opposition to healthcare reform and the “U.S.S. Constitution.” Head over to the TPC for their full report. Tweet

Rep. Jim Moran Kicks Out Townhall Protesters Shouting Over Howard Dean

Rep. Jim Moran Kicks Out Townhall Protesters Shouting Over Howard Dean

Congressman Jim Moran, D-Va., kicked protesters out of a townhall meeting Monday when they began to drown out comments on the issue made by former Gov. Howard Dean. One of the protesters was identified by Fox News as anti-abortion activist Terry Randall. Tweet

Sen. Ted Kennedy Loses Battle With Cancer; Dead at 77

Sen. Ted Kennedy Loses Battle With Cancer; Dead at 77

Ted Kennedy, the “Liberal Lion,” and one of the longest serving senators in the U.S. history, died Tuesday evening at his home in Hyannisport, Mass., after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Obama Addresses Myths and Morality in Health Insurance Reform

Obama Addresses Myths and Morality in Health Insurance Reform

President Obama debunks the myths around health reform, and discusses the public option proposal in which many of them are rooted. But he focuses his address on the stark moral and historical turning point at which we find ourselves. August 22, 2009. Tweet

Obama: We Know Where These Lies Are Coming From

Obama: We Know Where These Lies Are Coming From

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