Tag: health care

Not Just the White House: Health Care

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. This installment focuses on health care proposals. The first installment was on marijuana initiatives. On Tuesday, November 8th, 4 states will have new health care measures on…

Posted in Politics and Elections, Health Care Reform

Human Rights Issue Update: Illegal Adoptions Tearing Families Apart

In this issue update, I’m tackling some issues that continue to rear their ugly heads and some new ones you may just be hearing about for the first time. Take the next few minutes to put yourself in someone else’s shoes…

Posted in Human Rights

Health Care Reform Issue Update: Making History

Millions opposed and millions had hope. The country was split but the Congress’ vote was 219 – 212 in favor of Health Care Reform. There have been jokes and somber anecdotes, but the century-long quest for near universal coverage came to a climax a month ago, when the reform bill was signed into law. Whether or not all…

Posted in Health Care Reform

Class of 2010 Gets Graduation Gift of Healthcare

Fulltime students are usually kept on their parents insurance through college, but when graduation time rolls around they’re expected to find a job that provides benefits, buy an expensive individual policy or more common, go without healthcare and pray that their good health continues. Part of Obama’s new Health Care Reform law would enable young…

Posted in Jobs and the Economy, Health Care Reform

HeadCount Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: The Unsettling Truth About Food & Advertising

It’s about time! The media has turned some serious attention on the marketing practices behind so-called “organic” food products. The limited and often inaccurate information available to consumers regarding food makes it difficult to know whether our dollars are supporting the type of industry we can believe in. The biggest shocker came last week when Mother Jones…

Posted in Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

Obama Meets Republicans, Wins Back Jon Stewart

If you haven’t yet watched President Obama’s lively and engaging Q&A during a GOP retreat last Friday, what are you waiting for? (Or you could just catch the high points, with an obviously delighted Jon Stewart, below.) Yes, political points aplenty were scored. But more importantly, Obama was modeling a type of civil discourse that,…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

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

Interview: STS9’s David Phipps On The Conspiratorial Nature Of Giving

They may be one of the spacier, more experimental, and more mystically inclined bands on the improv-rock circuit, but Santa Cruz instrumental quintet STS9 also have their feet planted firmly in consensual reality. On their tenth album, Ad Explorata, released earlier this month on the group’s own 1320 label, STS9 blends vintage analog electronics with…

Posted in Interviews, Music and Activism, Gulf Coast Recovery

Bill Moyers On Obama’s Health-Care Problem

The esteemed journalist Bill Moyers was on “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night, where he elegantly laid out the frustrations progressive voters are experiencing with the Obama administration, especially with regard to health care and the war in Afghanistan. Watch his half-hour interview (split into three parts) here, here, and here. A sample of…

Posted in Health Care Reform

Barney Frank Gets Frank

The above video shows a woman comparing Obama to Adolf Hitler at a town hall meeting. She is one of many supporters of Lyndon LaRouche who commonly believe, among other things, that MySpace and Facebook and videogames should be banned, Obama’s health care plan is a Nazi policy, we still need to fight the British…

Posted in Health Care Reform