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Paul Ryan says his plan to overhaul Medicare empowers Americans and guarantees coverage options. What it really does is gives the private insurance industry a green light to prey on seniors.

How much taxpayer money could government agencies save if they cracked down on scams like healthcare fraud? The answer, suggests a Harvard professor: hundreds of billions of dollars every year.

Paul Ryan

The threatened government shutdown was averted, but Democrats agreed to $38 billion in budget cuts. Here's what we'll see in the next negotiations.

If Democrats engage with Republicans on their absurd proposition to cut Medicare, then we will have a real problem.

Could the Green Mountain state be the first in the country to offer accessible healthcare to all its citizens?

Obama pledged to deliver "Medicare for all," should he have stuck with that?

The repeal bill won't survive the Senate. But the real danger is piece-by-piece gutting of the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections.

If an Institute of Medicine–appointed committee says yes, health insurance plans could be required to cover birth control free of charge for policyholders.

As Republicans gear up to challenge Obama's healthcare reform legislation, former insurance executive Potter explains how the move to repeal is a smokescreen for the health insurance industry's true motives.

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The Senate and the House of Representatives agree: single-payer health care is the only way to provide real coverage for all.

May 9, 2011

If Democrats engage with Republicans on their absurd proposition to cut Medicare, then we will have a real problem.

April 5, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011

Dr. Chisale Mhango wanted to present research on the harm illegal abortion does to Malawian women. USAID decided that ran afoul of the Helms Amendment.

March 11, 2011

Rep. Joe Pitts has specifically designed a bill to value fetuses over living women.

March 4, 2011

College health care plans were initially excluded from the national health care over-haul but now will be held to the same standards as other insurers. 

February 11, 2011

Obama pledged to deliver "Medicare for all," should he have stuck with that?

February 2, 2011

As Republicans attack the new healthcare law, those up to the age of 26 who are still under their parent's health insurance plan could lose coverage.

February 1, 2011

The radical ruling virtually assures that the US Supreme Court will take the case.

January 31, 2011

If healthcare reform regulations are enacted on behalf of all people, LGBT people will, at last, be counted in nationwide populations surveys, like the census; researched in terms of those health issues that appear to affect us disparately; and included in widespread cultural competency initiatives. 

January 24, 2011