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Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

Bank of America

The Obama administration’s inclination to rely on the private sector to solve major societal problems can lead to dysfunction, if not chaos.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

Single-payer

Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington is optimistic that it will come—if we give states the tools to adopt it at their own pace.

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Yes, it was a flawed compromise. But to achieve universal, humane healthcare for all, we first need effective implementation of the ACA.

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Saxby Chambliss

It’s the height of hypocrisy: They call for repeal of the law but plead for its dollars on behalf of constituents.

Blogs

Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

As another court strikes down the individual mandate, it's time for Medicare to be expanded to cover all Americans —affordably, efficiently, capably and constitutionally.

August 13, 2011

Medicare and Medicaid are strong and necessary programs. The only real threat they face comes from House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan and Republicans who would voucherize it.

July 2, 2011

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

Eric on Chomsky's dishonesty and Reed Richardson on Paul Ryan's medicare debacle.

May 26, 2011

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

May 20, 2011

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.

May 18, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders is back with a plan for real health care reform. Instead of cutting Medicare, as Paul Ryan proposes, he wants to respond to our health-care crisis with a single-payer "Medicare for All" plan that cuts costs while expanding quality care.

May 10, 2011