Posts Tagged ‘healthcare

22
Mar
10

On air: Has President Obama done the right thing with healthcare?

When I tweeted this morning asking what people would like to talk about Megha in India immediately tweeted back “the health bill definitely is THE news”.

And, she is right the blogosphere is alive with debate other whether the landmark healthcare reform bill is a good or a bad thing for the US. Continue reading ‘On air: Has President Obama done the right thing with healthcare?’

10
Sep
09

On air: Should politicians always be civil to each other?

It’s not the policy points or the delivery that’s got you talking about President Obama’s healthcare speech. It’s those two words that Joe Wilson called out during the speech: ‘you lie’. Listen closely at 1’28 into this video.

John McCain says, “There is no place for it in that setting, or any other, and he should apologise for it immediately”. But plenty of right-wing bloggers are celebrating his actions – claiming the President’s assertions needed to be challenged regardless of protocol.

Did you think it was acceptable? Continue reading ‘On air: Should politicians always be civil to each other?’

10
Sep
09

US Health care debate: What are the issues?

Joe Wilson‘You lie!’ – Republican Joe Wilson felt so strongly about illegal immigrants during President Obama’s speech on health care, that’s what he shouted when the President mentioned it. The President was explaining that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to benefits under his reform proposals.

But there are so many angles to this story I’m wondering what the biggest issue is… Continue reading ‘US Health care debate: What are the issues?’

07
Nov
08

What should Obama’s top policy priority be?

There’s no change in the topic you all want to talk about – it’s Obama, Obama, Obama. Your reaction over the past two days to Barack Obama’s election victory has been incredible (our phone system is definitely looking forward to a break over the weekend). You’ve talked about the historical significance of his victory, whether he’s given you new hope in your life, and whether this election has changed the way you see the US.

Today we’re going to get down to the nuts and bolts – when Barack Obama moves into the White House on January 20th, what should be top of his to-do list?

Continue reading ‘What should Obama’s top policy priority be?’




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