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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

Mitt's Tuesday speech laid out his plans to replace Obamacare—but would only worsen the lack of insurance and market distortion that preceded it. 

June 12, 2012

Republican leaders want to preserve some popular parts of “Obamacare,” and that drives the Tea Party nuts. 

May 17, 2012

What if the justices scrap healthcare reform as the Obama administration imagines it? What if they don't? Nurses say the healthcare crisis will still demand real reform.

March 27, 2012

Within one day Mitt managed to offend everybody by saying he was against the Blunt amendment, and then that he was for it. 

March 1, 2012

In the Republican frenzy to take down Obama, women and their health have become collateral damage.

February 16, 2012

It’s time that we realize the culture war is good for progressives.

February 13, 2012

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

The Democratic Senator from Oregon has endorsed Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare, taking away the Democrats’ best issue in 2012. 

December 15, 2011

Why was a respected pediatrician and Harvard professor forced to resign from his government post?

December 5, 2011

The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.

November 18, 2011