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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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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

 Regardless of how the justices rule on Thursday, the Affordable Care Act did not go far enough.

June 27, 2012

Eric on Kinky Friedman and Reed on Obamacare.

June 22, 2012

With the vast majority of Americans pushing for some kind of healthcare reform, Congress and states have options, from subsidies to state-level mandates to single-payer.

June 21, 2012

Catholic hospitals net billions in federal funding—yet demand special public policy just for them. 

June 20, 2012

Nurses and their allies launch a national campaign to push for a tax on financial transactions.

June 19, 2012

As America awaits the Supreme Court’s decision on healthcare, it’s important to remember that what’s really on trial is humanity itself. 

June 18, 2012