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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

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015

The lack of structural integrity in the case before the Supreme Court, along with its bleak implications, has become even more obvious in the past week.

February 5, 2015

Obama’s proposal to fund home visiting services is a laudable step toward serving the comprehensive needs of parents, whether they are working or not.

February 4, 2015

A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.

February 3, 2015

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015

A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

January 20, 2015