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Rep. Donna Edwards discusses the important role progressives should play in influencing the Obama presidency.

A realistic public healthcare plan should rein in costs, fix uncompetitive markets and change the way medicine is practiced.

The Obama administration is focused on cutting healthcare costs, but that may be easier said than done.

Noam Chomsky explains the lag between public will to de-privatize healthcare and political plans to implement a new system.

Obama's hybrid approach to healthcare reform will succeed if progressives come together to support smart, incremental improvements in public programs.

In my family, two medical crises have added up to financial disaster.

The privatization of veterans' healthcare limits the government's ability to honor those who serve.

The Massachusetts healthcare reform model may rest on impeccable political logic, but it's economic and medical nonsense

Can Washington summon the will to cut costs, raise revenues and cover the uninsured?

Blogs

Mainstream reporting has consistently underestimated the number of people who think the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. 

October 21, 2013

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

GOP proposals to defund Obamacare are the equivalent of a death sentence for thousands of Americans.

October 11, 2013

Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.

October 8, 2013

Opposition to affordable healthcare has always been backed by untold sums of corporate money and marked by a notably consistent streak of red-baiting rhetoric and doom-saying predictions.

October 5, 2013

The future of the GOP, not the Affordable Care Act, is what's at stake now in Congress. 

October 2, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel shows they don’t get that O’care=ACA.

October 2, 2013

Is our employer-based healthcare system hurting our economy and culture by keeping too many creatives and entrepreneurs tied to their jobs?

October 2, 2013

Standing up for your right to be denied health coverage. 

October 1, 2013

Spread the word about the new fight for expanded abortion access and the need to repeal the Hyde Amendment. 

September 30, 2013