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Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has a plan to make sure Republicans give up on the Paul Ryan budget.

Paul Ryan says his plan to overhaul Medicare empowers Americans and guarantees coverage options. What it really does is gives the private insurance industry a green light to prey on seniors.

How much taxpayer money could government agencies save if they cracked down on scams like healthcare fraud? The answer, suggests a Harvard professor: hundreds of billions of dollars every year.

A woman holds her child in Nairobi, Kenya

An American nonprofit is offering HIV-positive Kenyan women $40 to use IUDs as long-term birth control—and women are taking them up on it. Is this the right way to prevent the transmission of HIV to children?

Paul Ryan

The threatened government shutdown was averted, but Democrats agreed to $38 billion in budget cuts. Here's what we'll see in the next negotiations.

If Democrats engage with Republicans on their absurd proposition to cut Medicare, then we will have a real problem.

Could the Green Mountain state be the first in the country to offer accessible healthcare to all its citizens?

Under the guise of deficit reduction, Republicans intend to not only nix family planning services but also steer women away from the workforce with compulsory motherhood.

The Nation's Chris Hayes says that taking away Planned Parenthood's funding will only deny millions of women vital reproductive care. The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal says that may not be enough for right-wingers.

Tiger Mom

Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

Blogs

The market knows best, and the market says American healthcare should be profit-driven!

November 6, 2013

Friday’s punitive and economically damaging food stamp cuts are much less a result of red-team-versus-blue-team politics, and much more a result of a political process where money talks. 

November 1, 2013

Only 3 percent of the population are likely to lose their current insurance policies and pay higher premiums because of Obamacare. 

November 1, 2013

Once again, public opinion is more evenly divided on the Affordable Care Act than reported, with many feeling it doesn’t go far enough.

October 25, 2013

Ideological resistance to the Medicaid expansion—the heart of the healthcare law—is. 

October 23, 2013

Even though suicide rates are climbing, the government continues to slash mental health budgets.

October 21, 2013

Mainstream reporting has consistently underestimated the number of people who think the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. 

October 21, 2013

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

GOP proposals to defund Obamacare are the equivalent of a death sentence for thousands of Americans.

October 11, 2013

Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.

October 8, 2013