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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.

Congresswoman shot in Arizona, the Republican-led charade to have "Obamacare" repealed and an update on reproductive rights in the United States.

Educating Americans about this administration's healthcare successes is easier than Obama thinks.

A federal court in Virginia ruled Monday that an aspect of Obama's healthcare reform law is unconstitutional. In this previously posted episode of The Breakdown, Christopher Hayes asks Columbia law professor Gillian Metzger whether this argument holds up.

Drug users deserve the chance to prevent HIV, too.

Drug courts have helped some addicts recover. But they may be delaying expansion of treatment programs that will best reduce harms from addiction.

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein joins Chris Hayes to discuss whether a new bipartisan proposal in the Senate could pave the way for states to adopt single-payer healthcare systems.

Amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud and a chaotic international relief effort, Haitians themselves are surviving with dignity and heroism.

Sergeant Chuck Luther seeks justice after his torture at the hands of the US military.

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The chief justice has handed a credibility boost—and some generous poll numbers—to the president.

July 3, 2012

More than a million people will be denied medical coverage if Florida and South Carolina opt out, but the battle is far from over. 

July 2, 2012

Why did the chief justice change his mind on healthcare?

June 29, 2012

With the ACA upheld, the door has been opened for evolution toward what eventually will be recognized as nationalized healthcare.

June 29, 2012

There are booby traps in the Court’s Commerce Clause reading, and the traps are baited and ready for tripping in the Medicaid part of the ruling.

June 29, 2012

Is Roberts “gutting the Commerce Clause”—or merely throwing red meat to the right?

June 28, 2012

"It’s going to be hard for conservatives to say that John Roberts condoned a socialist plan,” Howard Dean tells The Nation.

June 28, 2012

Republicans will push for a full repeal of the law, while many Democrats are promising to add even more to it. 

June 28, 2012

Senator and key union recognize that today's health care ruling is vital, but ultimately they say it's not enough.

June 28, 2012

This may be the rare instance where what is good for the country is good for Mitt Romney.

June 28, 2012