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What Does Big Government Have to do with Jesus?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

"I'm here to stand up for Jesus," said the anti-health reform protester to a CNN correspondent. "Government is getting too big."</p> "I'm ...

A Faith Declaration for Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Over the course of the health-care debate, voices of faith have been raised about the moral values at stake beneath the policy discussions. Over the course of the health-care deba ...

How Our Health-Care System Wrecks People Who Play by the Rules
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Recently, I learned that my parents' home is being foreclosed on. Recently, I learned that my parents' home is being foreclosed on. This course was set due to illness w ...

Video: Bill O'Reilly Now Supports a Public Option?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<strong>9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9/16/2009: Sojourners launches an action alert calling for Bill O'Reilly to tell the truth about health-care reform. 5:30 p.m. ...

Government-Run Health Plans and the 'American Way of Life'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Tea-totaling party animals are crying the mantra of the Ghosts of Conservatives-past, "Blankety blank blank will change our American way of life!" Now all the president's men and women -- especi ...

Health-Care Bankruptcies Hurt All of Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A bankruptcy office was not on my dream list of places to work after college. The legal realm seemed opaque and impersonal. A bankruptcy office was not on my dream list of places ...

Health Insurance's Fight Club Rules
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

"The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." I said this the first time I came to work with bruises on my face.</p> "The first rule of ...

Big Food vs. Big Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

In his September 9 <em>New York Times</em> article,<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/opinion/10pollan.html"> "Big Food vs. In his Septemb ...

Obama's Health-Care Speech: Hope Over Fear
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

In his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/us/politics/10obama.text.html?ref=politics">speech last evening</a>, President Barack Obama made the commitments that a broad coalition i ...

My Reaction to Obama's Speech? It's a Start, but I Want More
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I am a voracious woman.</p> I am a voracious woman. There was much in President Obama's speech on health care that I appreciated. He has taken us a long way toward ...

New Poverty Numbers, Old Poverty Definitions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Numbers released today from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed what has become widely apparent: more people are living in poverty because of the economic recession. It's tragic but obvious. ...

Why the U.S. Ranks 37 Among World Health Systems, Plus Four Alternative Models
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The United States is the richest nation on earth. It has some of the best-trained physicians and best medical facilities on earth. It is a leader in medical innovation and medical education. ...

Three Keys to Reforming Health Care: T.R. Reid's The Healing of America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A couple of weeks ago <a href="http://livelydust.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-healing-of-america.html">I previewed</a> T.R. A couple of weeks ago I previewe ...

Responding to Six Confusing Claims: A Doctor Makes Sense of the Health-Care Debate, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/09/01/a-doctor-makes-sense-of-the-health-care-reform-debate">[continued from part 1]</a></p> [continued from part ...

A Doctor Makes Sense of the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As the debate over health-care reform heats up, conflicting claims from both sides make it increasingly difficult to sort out the issues and choose a position for which to advocate. ...

A Health Insurance Industry Whistle-Blower and a Call for Christian Accountability
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Wendell Potter worked for 15 years as the head of public relations for CIGNA, one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. Wendell Potter worked for 15 years as the h ...

I'm Awake at 3 a.m. because My Ribs are Hurting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

For 25 years I have been a member of a private health insurance plan that seemed to be meeting my needs. My problems were routine, and so were their responses.</p> For 25 y ...

40 Days for Health Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

If you watch enough cable news you would think the fight over health-care reform has been reduced to protestors screaming about socialism, "death panels," and the evils of government. ...

Sam's Story: Another Human Tragedy in the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

This week many of you heard the story of Sam.* Sam was a 21-year-old young man from a hard-working family. Over the course of several weeks in July he experienced extreme stomach pains. ...

Crux of the Health-Care Debate: The Role of Government
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I'm not sure I completely understand the health-care debate. But I'm going to take a shot and put down my thoughts and would love additional education, feedback, and thoughts as well.</p> ...

Five Christian Considerations for Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I approach the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/08/11/an-open-letter-to-conservative-christians-in-the-us-on-health-care/">discussion about health-care reform</a> from the perspective o ...

The Moral Core of the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

With all of the shouting, the fear, and now what often looks like hatred -- we are in danger of losing the moral "core" of this health-care debate. With all of the shout ...

Three Responses to a Conservative Critic on Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Just received this:</p> Just received this: I am one of the conservative Christians you refer to in your letter. I did not and still do not support President Obama alt ...

Life, Liberty, Happiness, and Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The Declaration of Independence says:</p> The Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are e ...

The Truth about Immigrants and Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/08/10/who-lit-the-fire-under-the-right-wing-populists-against-healthcare-reform/" href="../2009/08/10/who-lit-the-fire-under-the-right-wing-populists-ag ...

An Open Letter On Health Care to Conservative Christians in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Dear Friends,</p> Dear Friends, Although today I would not call myself a political or social conservative, I am grateful for my heritage as an evangelical Christian: My ...

Health Care is a Human Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), article 25 paragraph 1 says: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, i ...

A Cancer Survivor Speaks Out For Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/yes-multi-scarf-0132.jpg"></a></p> I just read an e-mail forward where someone compared the pr ...

Health-Care Reform is a Life and Death Issue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

We need health-care reform to ensure that others aren't caught in the web of inconsistent mental health care and the inability to get needed medicine. We need health-care re ...

Health Care and Structural Violence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Just peace theory recognizes that there is more than one kind of violence. Just peace theory recognizes that there is more than one kind of violence. There is subjective violence ...

What My Broken Collar Bone Taught Me About Our Broken Health-Care System
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was in a car wreck in 2002. After a drunk driver hit the car in which I was a passenger, I found myself with fractured ribs and a broken right clavicle. I was in a car wreck in ...

Three Moral Issues of Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children. Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children. Death, disease, and pain did not exi ...

Dick Cheney's Contempt for Americans
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Dick Cheney is a strange creature. For public consumption he is the cool, principled champion of the American people willing to take hard public stands on their behalf. Dick Chene ...

The Obama Budget's Promise and Peril
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>I've been asked for a few words about how the recession may affect poverty in the United St ...

The Best Thing for the Economy, the Right Thing for the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The economy and the nation are at a crossroads. Unemployment, po ...