John Leppard
John Leppard
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Obama Wins Second Term: The Only Thing That is Certain Now is More Uncertainty

Obama gets four more years, but what does it mean for the most pressing issues of the day?

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Ohio Election Results LIVE: Obama and Romney Battle for the Most Important Swing State

The Obama camp has bet the White House on the assumption that 2012 voter turnout will look more like 2008 than 2004. Romney's team begs to differ. Follow along for up-to-the-minute Ohio news.
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Paul Ryan Medicare Plan Is Not Really That Radical

Though decried by opponents as "ending Medicare as we know it," Paul Ryan's Medicare plan represents a cogent, and even bipartisan alternative to the unsustainable status quo.
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Why Expanding Health Coverage Will Not Necessarily Help the Poor in America

The link between Medicaid coverage and health is remarkably unclear, and we may be doing more harm than good.
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Is Health Care Unconstitutional? Everything You Need to Know to Understand the Obama v. SCOTUS Fight

Striking down the entire law would be an exercise in judicial restraint, not activism.
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Government Provides the Wrong Prescription for Drug Shortages

Recent drug shortages have forced policy makers to float new ideas on how to solve the problem. The prescription, though, is in market prices.

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New Gov't Health Board Hinders Long-Term Health Care

Major concerns are growing that the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will cut access to care, yet another criticism of Obama's 2010 health care bill.
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Health Care as a Right Opens Pandora's Box

Intrinsically, we would like to say there is a "right" to health care, but deeming it so distracts us from the worthwhile goal of expanding access to quality care.
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American Medical Group Association Rejects Centerpiece of Obama's Health Care Plan

News that the provider will not participate in the cornerstone of health care reform, the creation of Accountable Care Organizations, deals a blow to Obama's plan but is a victory for patients.