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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

Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act go well beyond political opposition, from spreading lies to threatening a government shutdown. 

July 25, 2013

From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.

July 1, 2013

GoFundMe donations are a good Band-Aid for a bad system, but can’t we harness America’s generosity in service of better social programs?

April 26, 2013

A bipartisan vote to repeal a good tax shows how tricky it can be to enact real tax reform. 

March 22, 2013

In his rebuttal to the State of the Union Address, the Tea Party star failed to make his case that healthcare reform was harmful. 

February 13, 2013

Will you have access to no-copay birth control under HHS's new regulations?

February 7, 2013

An even mix between cuts and revenue increases, eliminating wasteful Pentagon spending and tax loopholes for the wealthy, all while investing in job creation. What’s not to like?

February 6, 2013

The administration largely protected universal contraception coverage, but also made it harder for millions of familes to get health insurance. 

February 1, 2013

Heads of Denny’s and Papa John’s restaurants backed down on threats to retaliate against the Affordable Care Act. 

November 26, 2012

Several Republican governors are leaving it to the feds to set up “one-size-fits-all” healthcare exchanges in their states.

November 19, 2012