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The summer of 2012 has been one of heat, drought, rising food costs and global unrest.

Let’s acknowledge that the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act is a good thing without pretending that our nation’s healthcare crisis is over.

The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.

The Battle for Healthcare Has Just Begun

Between Tea Party governors’ refusing to expand Medicaid and the attack ads vilifying Obamacare, progressives have a lot of work to do.

Healthcare Advocates: Time To Bury the Hatchet

As a former insurance flack, I know progressive infighting over Obamacare will play right into the industry's hands.

But the fact that five justices were nearly willing to strike it down shows just how conservative this Court truly is.

Obamacare(s) for Women

The Affordable Care Act extends coverage to almost 14 million women. Ladies, give the president a hand.

Could the Supreme Court's ruling on healthcare be a major victory for those who want to limit the social safety net?

Video and links for the Court's ruling on President Obama's signature piece of legislation.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, but in other recent decisions has also guaranteed that corporations will have even more power to shape public debate about the issue.

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With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world's focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population.

September 12, 2013

Union presidents challenged the Obama administration to fix Affordable Care Act issues which they warned could devastate their health plans.

September 12, 2013

Since 2000, nineteen hospitals have closed across New York City and protesters are now fighting to stop the twentieth closure.

August 19, 2013

Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke on MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner about the Republican Party’s “suicidal course” and argued that the GOP is asking Americans—specifically young ones—to act against their own self-interest by continuing to fight against Obamacare.

August 7, 2013

Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act go well beyond political opposition, from spreading lies to threatening a government shutdown. 

July 25, 2013

From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.

July 1, 2013

Daniel Somers is just one of many Iraq veterans to commit suicide.

June 23, 2013

In a 6-2 decision, the Court prohibited the government from requiring organizations to espouse specific ideas in order to receive funding.

June 20, 2013

In a significant win for public health, the Justices called the pledge a violation of the First Amendment.

June 20, 2013

Health insurance companies have already raised millions to defeat a measure in 2014 to block unjustified rate hikes. 

June 17, 2013