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Can Washington summon the will to cut costs, raise revenues and cover the uninsured?

Hospital magnate Rick Scott, the face of GOP resistance to healthcare reform, has won the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary.

Don't listen to the fearmongers: government-run healthcare is cost-efficient, effective and far superior to the free-market mess we're in.

Withdrawing his bid for Surgeon General, CNN's Sanjay Gupta is headed back to TV. But his medical reporting, like his nomination, is worrisome.

A year from now, will America have affordable healthcare? Monica Sanchez, Adam Thompson, and Dr. Walter Tsou on Obama's healthcare reform plan.

In a 2009 Nation editorial the Congressman passionately called for money for healthcare, not warfare. 

The Nation's Chris Hayes discusses Obama's controversial choice of Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that health care should be considered an inalienable right on par with any other Constitutional protection.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that care for the sick is the full responsibility of the government.

The United States stands alone among wealthy nations in failing to
assure its population reasonable healthcare.

Blogs

How does Romney argue that his efforts to expand healthcare in Massachusetts show “empathy” while ripping Affordable Care Act?

September 27, 2012

Healthcare reform was not the outside game Obama says it was.

September 20, 2012

In a letter to the Obama administration obtained by the The Nation, Ryan asked that a clinic in his district receive a grant made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

September 5, 2012

A new Romney campaign ad would have you believe healthcare reform was bad for the disabled. Actually, it is Romney’s policies that would put them at risk.

August 23, 2012

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 16, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 2, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

Citing deficit woes, at least six Republican governors say they won’t expand Medicaid. But closing tax breaks and loopholes for the wealthy would more than pay for the expansion.

July 20, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012