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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.

A woman holds her child in Nairobi, Kenya

An American nonprofit is offering HIV-positive Kenyan women $40 to use IUDs as long-term birth control—and women are taking them up on it. Is this the right way to prevent the transmission of HIV to children?

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?

Under the guise of deficit reduction, Republicans intend to not only nix family planning services but also steer women away from the workforce with compulsory motherhood.

The Nation's Chris Hayes says that taking away Planned Parenthood's funding will only deny millions of women vital reproductive care. The Daily Show's Kristen Schaal says that may not be enough for right-wingers.

Tiger Mom

Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

A sting operation, plus movement on a bill to defund the healthcare provider? It's no coincidence that they're happening right at the same time.

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

Blogs

The New York Times columnist, and his wife, raise the wrong issues in their columns on Lisa Adams.

January 13, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the gaping holes in the mainstream media's coverage of unemployment benefits. 

January 7, 2014

Thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, millions of poor Americans won’t get health insurance. 

December 31, 2013

It’s one thing to control a sensitive story about a child’s private struggles. It’s another to package it so slickly that a genuine and inspiring message gets drowned out.

December 27, 2013

An unlikely alliance takes on the Affordable Care Act. 

December 17, 2013

The anti-apartheid hero asked world leaders to “have the courage to ensure that, at last, we build a human world consistent with the provisions of that historic Declaration.”

December 10, 2013

America’s HIV epidemic is concentrated and most deadly in the Southern states, but two policies could have a profound effect on the illness. 

December 6, 2013

We’ve come so far in the struggle against AIDS, but the most marginalized in society are still suffering.

December 3, 2013

Most benefits will run out before the end of the month--and some have already been cut. 

November 27, 2013

President Obama, aka Middle-Man, is having a rough month.

November 25, 2013