Tag: health care reform

Inside the Shutdown: Day 2

Our D.C. Team Leader fears the worst as he digs in for what could be a very long furlough, and offers insight as to how this shutdown is — and isn’t — affecting public opinion.

Posted in Jobs and the Economy, Nation Leadership

Inside the Shutdown: Day 1

Our D.C. Team Leader, a furloughed government employee, takes us inside the government shutdown — and what it means to those affected.

Posted in Jobs and the Economy, Health Care Reform

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Top 10 Personal Liberty Stories of 2010

From landmark Supreme Court cases to the Wikileaks controversy to the Tea Party, Americans expressed their passion for liberty in many different ways.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

True Healthcare Story: Marriage of Convenience

‘Diana,’ (real name withheld) is a middle aged mother living in a major Midwest city with a grown son. She recently lost her health coverage and made a choice that might surprise you.

Posted in Uncategorized, Interviews, Health Care Reform

Cash or Trade for Healthcare

OK, so Health Care Reform passed. And recent college grads under the age of 26 are off the hook for now. And – who knows? – after 2014, maybe all of our problems will be solved.

Posted in HeadCount Community, Health Care Reform

Loophole Lets Insurance Companies Stick It To Kids With Pre-Existing Conditions

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Posted in Health Care Reform

Ten Immediate Benefits Of Health Care Reform

History was made yesterday. The House reform bill’s not perfect, but it’s a whole lot better than nothing. Here are the highlights. Via Crooks and Liars: 1. Adult children may remain as dependents on their parents’ policy until their 27th birthday 2. Children under age 19 may not be excluded for pre-existing conditions 3. No…

Posted in Health Care Reform

US Health Costs Rise As Life Expectancy Drops

“Hey,” you may be asking yourself. “Where’s the United States on this National Geographic graph comparing health care spending per person and average life expectancy at birth?” See way up there in the upper left corner? That’s the US, spending $7,290 per person, each of whom lives about 78 years – less than just about…

Posted in Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform Issue Update: The Situation, The Solution and Fist Pumpin’ in Health Care

As part of HeadCount’s “What’s Your Issue?” campaign, we publish regular updates on each of six issues. The following is our latest Health Care Reform update. Since the last health care update, MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore” and the character “The Situation” have been fist pumpin’ their way into the cultural spotlight. Perhaps it’s just…

Posted in Issue Updates, Health Care Reform

Running The Youth Vote Up The Poll

There’s good news, bad news, and interesting news about young voters. According to Project Vote, 64% of the US population voted in the 2008 general election, an increase of 4% over 2000. While older white people continue to vote earliest and most often, nonwhites comprised 91% of the increase in voters. And while the number…

Posted in Election and Voter Registration Reform