Stories by Igor Volsky

Igor Volsky is a Health Care Researcher/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Igor is co-author of Howard Dean’s "Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform." subscribe to Igor Volsky's feed

Posted on: May 26, 2014, Source: Think Progress

This subculture betrays deep rooted misogyny and homophobia, as well as users who feel entitled to have sex with beautiful women.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Ryan makes crystal clear which health care provisions they wouldn't keep.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

But the Congressman's assessment of the report — a prelude to the GOP Budget — still characterizes aid as counterproductive and ineffective.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

GOP leaders say the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was a waste of tax dollars, but took advantage of its benefits.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

President Obama will focus on the growing gap between rich and poor in tonight's State of the Union address. Here's why you should listen.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

South Carolina legislator claims that the Second Amendment clearly allows for rapid-fire weapons in the classroom.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

The slain civil rights leader was a critic of capitalism, the Vietnam War, and championed reproductive rights.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Television commercials promoting tourism on the Jersey Shore starred the Governor and his family.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The money will be used to support the University’s business school and underwrite the hiring of three visiting scholars and a “visiting scholar-practitioner from the business world.”

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: Think Progress

United Healthcare dropped the patient's coverage because they didn’t want to pay for sicker patients.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: Think Progress

CNN Anchor left the congresswoman dumbfounded after she was unable to substantiate medical privacy claims.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Adds to state's rich history of homophobic pols.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: Think Progress

But only if Obama becomes A Republican.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Some House Republicans are hoping to use the coming fight over raising the nation’s debt limit as leverage to score structural reforms to entitlement programs.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Records indicate that Alexis had reported hearing “voices in his head" -- but this didn't stop him from legally buying a gun and a conceal carry weapon.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: Think Progress

On second thought, caffeine and bullets aren't such a great combo.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Heritage Foundation president and former senator Jim DeMint humiliates himself, and the Republican party, at a town hall in Delaware.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

A state senator who is advocating for arming teachers in the aftermath of Newtown accidentally shot a teacher with a rubber bullet during a training course.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: Think Progress

It could just be!

Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Shocking insight into how the group of six women reached its decision to acquit the defendant of all charges in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Two Republican senators have introduced an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would potentially keep millions of newly legalized Americans, including children, uninsured for at least five years.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Lautenberg, who died on Monday, championed a long list of progressive causes and was one of the most effective lawmakers of his time.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Young people have strong disagreements with Republican policies and are far more likely to support progressive positions.

Posted on: May 27, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The ACLU is on the case.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Anti-government extremists might be surprised to learn about all the ways budget cuts affect them, including all-important crime-fighting.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

As Vice President Joe Biden called the finally tally, Tucson survivor Patricia Maisch yelled, “Shame on you!” Outside of chamber she said, “They have no soul.”

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Gohmert's logic is that radical Islamists are trained to act "Hispanic." Never mind that there's no evidence bomber was Islamic.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Provision stops short of universal background checks when buying guns, but it's a start.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: Think Progress

It's the policy, stupid.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Surprise, top-income earners and corporations would benefit from huge tax breaks.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2013, Source: Think Progress

As Obama said during a press conference, "This is not going to be a apocalypse. It's just dumb. And it's going to hurt."

Posted on: Feb 21, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Republican path to citizenship would require performing most backbreaking farm jobs in America.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: Think Progress

January was one of the deadliest in Chicago in more than a decade, with more than 40 people killed in homicides.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Climate scientists speculate that the amount of snow and the ferocity of the storm, named Nemo, may well have ties to global warming.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Despite Time magazine's anointment, GOP may need to go back to the drawing board

Posted on: Jan 27, 2013, Source: Think Progress

This is what passes for "serious" thinking about policy on the right

Posted on: Jan 26, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Needless to say this is unconstitutional.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Why can't they offer a specific plan?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2012, Source: Think Progress

In the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, some Americans are turning in their guns as part of local government buy-backed programs.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: Think Progress

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) unveiled the GOP position during a “tense” phone call Tuesday night with President Obama.

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