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  • Health-Care Cooperatives Can Work

    By Steven Hill, October 12, 2009, Washington Post

    Health-care cooperatives have gotten a bad rap. But if properly designed, they could offer quite a lot to both the left and the right, as well as to anyone interested in expanding health-care coverage and reducing costs.

    According to the American Medical Association, insurance markets lack vigorous competition in more than 9 out of 10 metropolitan areas and in at least 16 states.…

  • America’s Failed Model for the World

    By Steven Hill, September 16, 2009, The Guardian

    Europeans are shaking their heads over their American friends again. Whether talking to people in the street, in the cafés or to journalists or political leaders, everyone here asks me the same question: Has America lost its mind? Town halls filled with angry citizens, shouting at their elected leaders, some of them armed with guns and threatening signs?…

  • Don’t Want Swine Flu with Lunch? Then Offer Paid Sick Leave

    By Steven Hill, June 18, 2009, New York Daily News

    The spread of the swine flu contagion has yet to reach scary “I Am Legend” proportions, but things are getting pretty hairy out there. The World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, the first flu pandemic in 41 years, as infections continue to climb in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.…

  • Learning from Europe

    By Steven Hill, Providence Journal, January 16, 2009

    The inauguration of the 44th president of the United States looks like the most dramatic debut since the Beatles arrived in New York. But now that the buildup and the hype are over and it’s time for Team Obama to produce, President Obama would do well to look to Europe for guidance, particularly when it comes to three of the president-elect’s top priorities: energy and climate change, health care and jump-starting the economy.…