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President Obama has lifted the twenty-year ban on federal funding of needle exchanges. But if he wants to promote public health--over politics--on substance abuse, there are plenty of other bold steps his administration should take.

Did the White House threaten to close a military base in Nebraska if Sen. Nelson didn't vote for health reform? No, but the accuracy is meaningless when it comes to the GOP smear machine.

Dropping the public option and Medicare expansion means breaking the promise of health reform: better care at lower cost.

In search of the elusive, filibuster-proof sixtieth vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has eviscerated the Senate's healthcare reform bill.

Can a tax on breast enhancements and liposuction be channeled to benefit the public good?

It takes sixty votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the healthcare bill will never pass. Still, a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues.

The Nation's John Nichols and others speculate about what the Senate healthcare bill will ultimately look like and if it can be more progressive than the House's.

The very same senators who smear the public option are staunch supporters of the Veterans Health Administration--and that really is socialized medicine.

Will conservative and liberal objections to the Senate healthcare bill's provisions regarding women's health doom the legislation?

Filibustering healthcare reform? This is not what democracy looks like.

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For all the punditry about how the Supreme Court ruling on healthcare would play, 45 percent of Americans don’t know what happened.

July 4, 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

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

The Court issued the biggest ruling of its term on Thursday.

June 28, 2012