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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?
Filibustering healthcare reform? This is not what democracy looks like.
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