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The healthcare debate has become a convenient distraction from the far more pressing issues surrounding the banking meltdown.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel thinks that we need to stop fixating on debt and unemployment benefits, and instead focus on a job creation program.

Marcy Wheeler talks strategy, saying that Democrats need to "push the positive" to encourage people to not accept anything but the public option.

Effective government is the precondition of freedom. And Obama needs to tell us that.

Five Democratic senators on the Senate Finance Committee helped defeat a public option; do they really think that will advance reform--or even their political careers?

Humana and other insurance industry giants have been fomenting a scare campaign among seniors to keep the industry's wasteful taxpayer subsidy going.

Health reform promises support for comprehensive care. That promise plainly does not extend to women who depend on public funds and seek abortions.

Progressives need to be as concerned about insurance coverage affordability as we are about a public option.

The Nation's Ari Melber on Obama's speech to the AFL-CIO which seemed to inspire the president's populist side and showed an eagerness to engage with the public.

President Obama invokes history and offers a robust vision of progressive governance (if not the public option) in his major address to Congress on healthcare.

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Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

Today’s lesson is quite simple: after conflicts are over, we need to fully fund the healthcare and medical needs of our veterans. Forever.

May 21, 2014

The Nation editor and MSNBC host says we have the facts to show that expanding Obamacare will save lives. Not doing so will cost them.

May 7, 2014

If he's the GOP’s idea man, then the Democrats are in good shape.

April 8, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on Obamacare and the right-wing media.

April 1, 2014

The real cost of Republican cruelty cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in people’s lives.

March 25, 2014

AFP goes all nice with #PeopleNotPolitics. What’s next: #PeopleNotPipelines?

March 21, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the GOP and Obamacare.

March 18, 2014

IHOTFM Man reminds us of the inherent dignity of work. 

March 4, 2014

Like his father before him, the retiring congressman kept proposing single-payer healthcare. It’s still the best idea.

February 24, 2014