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Free-market health care reform is just what the doctor ordered

President Barack Obama is right when he says that the U.S. health-care system needs reform. Although this country provides the finest care in the world, our health-care system has serious problems. It costs too much. Too many people lack health insurance. And quality can be uneven.
Union protests are America's Cairo moment

...k)'s sometimes derisively referred to as 201(k)s because of market volatility and the loss of employer-provided health insurance. Now the corporate-backed Republican Party is turning its firepower on the one exception to this sad...
Gay couples fight to win equal medical, job benefits

...employees. Benefits vary widely. Some plans are financially significant while others are not. Some offer employer-provided health insurance while others only provide bereavement or sick leave or a membership at a gym. Nine of the 90-plus governments...
Alaska senators should support employee free choice

...Alaska are better jobs. A union worker earns more money than a nonunion worker, is more likely to have employer-provided health insurance, and is four times more likely to have a pension. Unions are family friendly. Sound off on the important...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Opinion and Letters: Dental experience made my jaw drop 4/7/98

...April 7, 1998 By JoAnn Wilson Ever wonder why you're paying a bigger portion of the cost of your employer-provided health insurance and why your health care plan seems to be covering less and less? A recent experience I had trying to...
Outside editorial: Now the hard part

Sarah Palin's hunting skills are marvelous. Joe Biden's mom is a hoot. John McCain's wisecracks are hilarious and Barack Obama's three-point shot is deadly. So stipulated.
Outside editorial: Obama should address deficit

...of health insurance, he should reconsider his opposition to changing the preferential tax treatment of employer-provided health insurance. Why should some taxpayers without health insurance subsidize the overly generous policies enjoyed by...


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