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The Nation's DC editor Chris Hayes weighs in on the petty tone currently defining the Senate's healthcare battle.

President Obama has lifted the twenty-year ban on federal funding of needle exchanges. But if he wants to promote public health--over politics--on substance abuse, there are plenty of other bold steps his administration should take.

Did the White House threaten to close a military base in Nebraska if Sen. Nelson didn't vote for health reform? No, but the accuracy is meaningless when it comes to the GOP smear machine.

Dropping the public option and Medicare expansion means breaking the promise of health reform: better care at lower cost.

In search of the elusive, filibuster-proof sixtieth vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has eviscerated the Senate's healthcare reform bill.

Can a tax on breast enhancements and liposuction be channeled to benefit the public good?

It takes sixty votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the healthcare bill will never pass. Still, a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues.

The Nation's John Nichols and others speculate about what the Senate healthcare bill will ultimately look like and if it can be more progressive than the House's.

The very same senators who smear the public option are staunch supporters of the Veterans Health Administration--and that really is socialized medicine.

Will conservative and liberal objections to the Senate healthcare bill's provisions regarding women's health doom the legislation?

Blogs

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

Congress will not have the power to overturn the Affordable Care Act, so Republicans are hoping the Supreme Court’s right-wingers will do the dirty work for them.

December 8, 2014

For Obama, Gruber has become an Other from another mother.

 

November 19, 2014

The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.

November 19, 2014

The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear another case that could render key parts of the ACA illegal.

November 12, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is making an issue of single-payer healthcare reform.

September 5, 2014

Conservative judges ruled to effectively gut the health law in twenty-seven states.

July 22, 2014