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What you need to know to make the most of the new healthcare law.

Science can be disproved only by its own criteria; when it comes to mental illness, its own criteria are often insufficient.

John Nichols explains why he is excited about the possibilities for progressive reform to the healthcare bill.

 Legal experts say constitutional challenges to the healthcare reform legislation don't have a leg to stand on. But as politics, these suits could be a roaring success.

Letter published in the May 3, 2010, issue of The Nation.

The healthcare reform debate exposed the weakness of the prochoice movement. What now?

Fourteen states have filed suit challenging the healthcare overhaul, particularly the individual mandate, as unconstitutional. Christopher Hayes asks Columbia law professor Gillian Metzger whether this argument holds up.

Republicans sure know how to make Barack Obama look good. What are they going to do now, threaten to repeal a law that forces insurance companies to cover the sick?

Last night, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive healthcare reform. The sweeping legislation will extend coverage to 32 million Americans, curb the worst abuses of the private insurance industry, and attempt to contain spiraling health care costs.

Blogs

A searing New Yorker story about a rogue abortion provider shows that unsafe abortion has persisted in post-Roe America—likely because of anti-abortion regulations.

February 4, 2014

Gun violence is a public health issue.

January 27, 2014

Former Iowa State basketball star and mental-health advocate Royce White gives Dave Zirin what he is calling his “last interview with a sports journalist.”

January 17, 2014

Looks like Bloomberg’s not the only mayor who can set ambitious goals. But can de Blasio deliver on a promise to eliminate road fatalities?

January 16, 2014

It launched months late, loads slowly and is poorly translated.

 

January 14, 2014

The New York Times columnist, and his wife, raise the wrong issues in their columns on Lisa Adams.

January 13, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the gaping holes in the mainstream media's coverage of unemployment benefits. 

January 7, 2014

Thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, millions of poor Americans won’t get health insurance. 

December 31, 2013

It’s one thing to control a sensitive story about a child’s private struggles. It’s another to package it so slickly that a genuine and inspiring message gets drowned out.

December 27, 2013

An unlikely alliance takes on the Affordable Care Act. 

December 17, 2013