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The Nation's Chris Hayes looks back on the impact of right-wing 'death panel' attacks of August and sounds an optimistic note about the future.

The president's healthcare speech was not a full-fledged antidote to decades of Reaganism. But it was an eloquent call for a new progressive role for government. We must build on it.

It takes considerable skill to convince people that something that is clearly good for them--like universal healthcare--is not.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, talks about Obama, healthcare reform and the coming anniversary of the economic collapse.

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton, explains how the public healthcare option would work.

The window is open for President Obama and a Democratic Congress to finally reform our healthcare system. Success means a bill with a strong public option, not a watered-down "bipartisan" measure.

What's at stake could very well be nothing less than America's own Weimar moment.

In this moving April 2008 speech, Sen. Ted Kennedy explains why providing healthcare coverage for all Americans is the 'cause of his life.'

The Nation's Chris Hayes says Republicans want to kill healthcare reform, not put forth any credible alternatives, so their arguments are a 'logical mess.'

With the public dialogue deteriorating, we should affirm that we can get better healthcare by sticking together to support single payer


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