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What the Affordable Care Act Means for Transgender People

The healthcare law ushers in a new reality for transgender people, long subjected to outrageous discrimination and disrespect by medical providers.

Guns and Mental Illness: Tragedies in Waiting

There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.

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?

Blogs

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

Some airport workers have not been trained on handling exposures which could put them at risk of Ebola, hepatitis B and HIV infection.

October 12, 2014

A Republican Senator criticized Obama’s plan because it “focuses on Africa.”

October 9, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Americans widely accept the use of corporal punishment, but its effects are damaging. 

September 23, 2014

From the beginning, the Koch brothers were exploiting troubles at VA hospitals to weaken Obamacare and attack Democrats.

September 23, 2014