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President Obama's driving an engine for healthcare reform--what can we do to insure the destination will guarantee quality healthcare for all?

Rep. Donna Edwards discusses the important role progressives should play in influencing the Obama presidency.

A realistic public healthcare plan should rein in costs, fix uncompetitive markets and change the way medicine is practiced.

The Obama administration is focused on cutting healthcare costs, but that may be easier said than done.

Noam Chomsky explains the lag between public will to de-privatize healthcare and political plans to implement a new system.

Obama's hybrid approach to healthcare reform will succeed if progressives come together to support smart, incremental improvements in public programs.

In my family, two medical crises have added up to financial disaster.

The privatization of veterans' healthcare limits the government's ability to honor those who serve.

The Massachusetts healthcare reform model may rest on impeccable political logic, but it's economic and medical nonsense

Blogs

Gene Farley was a brilliant champion of economic and social justice, peace and, above all, single-payer health care.

November 11, 2013

Only 3 percent of the population are likely to lose their current insurance policies and pay higher premiums because of Obamacare. 

November 1, 2013

Once again, public opinion is more evenly divided on the Affordable Care Act than reported, with many feeling it doesn’t go far enough.

October 25, 2013

Ideological resistance to the Medicaid expansion—the heart of the healthcare law—is. 

October 23, 2013

Mainstream reporting has consistently underestimated the number of people who think the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. 

October 21, 2013

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

GOP proposals to defund Obamacare are the equivalent of a death sentence for thousands of Americans.

October 11, 2013

Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.

October 8, 2013

Opposition to affordable healthcare has always been backed by untold sums of corporate money and marked by a notably consistent streak of red-baiting rhetoric and doom-saying predictions.

October 5, 2013

The future of the GOP, not the Affordable Care Act, is what's at stake now in Congress. 

October 2, 2013