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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.

A sting operation, plus movement on a bill to defund the healthcare provider? It's no coincidence that they're happening right at the same time.

Obama pledged to deliver "Medicare for all," should he have stuck with that?

Blogs

Jimmy Kimmel shows they don’t get that O’care=ACA.

October 2, 2013

Is our employer-based healthcare system hurting our economy and culture by keeping too many creatives and entrepreneurs tied to their jobs?

October 2, 2013

Standing up for your right to be denied health coverage. 

October 1, 2013

Spread the word about the new fight for expanded abortion access and the need to repeal the Hyde Amendment. 

September 30, 2013

The Texas senator wants to change Senate rules so his anti-Obamacare strategy can “win” even when it loses.

September 23, 2013

It’s time to do something about our national gun crisis.

September 23, 2013

Republicans have acknowledged that the health reform programs they intend to defund help save lives.

September 20, 2013

In a remarkable interview, Pope Francis calls for a “new balance” on issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Has he opened the door for a renewed focus on economic justice?

September 20, 2013

A Koch brothers-funded commercial aims to scare young women away from Obamacare.

September 19, 2013

With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world's focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population.

September 12, 2013