"I'm not asking for any handouts; I just want to stay alive," Susan said.
The AMA reiterated its support for the individual mandate, the most controversial part of President Barack Obama's signature 2012 health care reform.
It's no surprise that this week's meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance industry's national trade association, was greeted by a "welcoming committee."
A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.
The U.S. is one of the few nations in the industrialized world that do not guarantee health care.
Facing voter anger, Republican lawmakers across the country are screening questions at town hall meetings, holding "invitation only" gatherings, or deciding not to hold meetings at all.
Vermont's state Senate on Monday spotlighted how progressives can use the Affordable Health Care Act to introduce single-payer health care in states across the country.
Continuing a 30-year-long tradition, the Congressional Black Caucus April 14 presented its alternative budget for fiscal 2012 to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Chicago-area residents celebrated the one year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama, March 23, with stories of how the law helped them obtain affordable and quality health care.
Health care actvists say U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson's ruling aginst the Affordable Care Act advances GOP agenda: return control of health care to insurance companies