July 28, 2009 The Virginia Organizing Project is one of many community organizing groups that hoped to have more clout after the election of President Obama, a former organizer. And VOP has now found itself swept up in the biggest organizing effort of the year.
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Sherry Casey attended the Remote Area Medical Expedition in Wise, Va.
July 27, 2009 About 2,700 people lined up outside the county fairgrounds in Wise, Va., to receive free vision, dental and medical treatment at a volunteer-run medical camp. Some arrived three days early to make sure they wouldn't be turned away.
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Teddy Roosevelt accepts the presidential nomination at the Progressive Party convention in Chicago on August 6, 1912.
July 27, 2009 The idea of universal health insurance isn't the brainchild of the Obama or Clinton administrations. It started in 1912 when a presidential candidate running under the Bull Moose Party called for insurance for all workers. It was Teddy Roosevelt, trying to regain the presidency.
July 27, 2009 As a way to cut health care costs, President Obama proposes creating an independent commission to force Congress to vote on pay increases or cuts to doctors and hospitals. Some think the plan would keep spending in check, others are worried about meeting costs.
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July 26, 2009 About 2,700 uninsured and under-insured people received free vision, dental and medical treatment at the county fairgrounds in Wise, Va., the weekend of July 24-26.
July 21, 2009 To push a health care overhaul through Congress, politicos — and even the White House — have suggested that President Obama look to lessons from LBJ, the silver-tongued master of political compromise. But strong-arm tactics aren't Obama's thing.
July 21, 2009 You'd think with two wars and a stumbling economy, it would be enough for a new administration to focus on the big-ticket and national security issues — and leave a health-system makeover for calmer times.
June 19, 2009 In Howard County, Md., health care providers are seeking ways to save costs. Howard County General Hospital's CEO says getting people to go to primary doctors instead of the emergency room is one way. Other doctors say costs can be saved through electronic record keeping and a single-payer system.
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March 19, 2009 The Democrats final health bill negotiated by the House, Senate and White House and released Thursday contains a scaled-back tax on high-cost insurance policies. Here is a brief guide to these types of insurance plans.
July 2, 2008 Countries with governments and economies similar to the United States have come up with a variety of methods to make sure that all of their citizens receive health care. Take a look.
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