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Paul Ryan

Too bad for GOP strategists dreamed of surfing an austerity agenda to victory in 2012: voters despise Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare.

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has a plan to make sure Republicans give up on the Paul Ryan budget.

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.

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.

Blogs

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014

Using bait-and-switch strategies and confusing language, anti-choice advocates are trying to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.

October 31, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Ebola ain't the half of it. 

October 27, 2014

“Simply a statement that I support life" is the new "I'm not a scientist."

October 23, 2014

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014

Fox needs Shep’s anti-Fox narrative now more than ever.

October 16, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014