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Tammy Baldwin

The congresswoman and Senate candidate talks to The Nation about fair trade, Citizens United and what healthcare reform really means for Wisconsin.

President Obama making calls to members of Congress

Obama and America's hundred-year struggle over healthcare reform.

Healthcare provided by Medicaid

The insurance program is facing its toughest challenges just as the health reform law is poised to expand eligibility for millions of Americans.

All FDA-approved contraceptives should be fully covered under the healthcare reform law, a panel finds. Advocates see a win for women's health—and a political win for the Affordable Care Act.

A doctor and her patient

To a former health insurance executive, ALEC's fight against “Obamacare” looks familiar—and straight out of the corporate playbook.

In the Sixth Circuit, it was a George W. Bush–appointed disciple of Justice Scalia who cast the decisive vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.

Rose Ann DeMoro discusses the Mainstreet Contract for America, a new activist movement inspired by nurses but extending to everyone.

Healthcare protest

The lesson Democrats should take from the backlash to Paul Ryan's Medicare plan? Voters do want government running their healthcare system.

Paul Ryan

Too bad for GOP strategists dreamed of surfing an austerity agenda to victory in 2012: voters despise Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare.

Paul Ryan says his plan to overhaul Medicare empowers Americans and guarantees coverage options. What it really does is gives the private insurance industry a green light to prey on seniors.

Blogs

In the Republican frenzy to take down Obama, women and their health have become collateral damage.

February 16, 2012

It’s time that we realize the culture war is good for progressives.

February 13, 2012

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

The Democratic Senator from Oregon has endorsed Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare, taking away the Democrats’ best issue in 2012. 

December 15, 2011

Why was a respected pediatrician and Harvard professor forced to resign from his government post?

December 5, 2011

The media love reporting on year-to-year fluctations in the American teen birth rate. Less attention is paid to the fact that teen pregnancy is exponentially more common in the United States than in other developed world nations.

November 18, 2011

Bachmann claims that a state individual health insurance mandate, not just the federal one, is unconstitutional. 

September 30, 2011

As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

The president plans to cut “waste, fraud and abuse,” but his proposal would in practice harm the neediest.

September 19, 2011

As another court strikes down the individual mandate, it's time for Medicare to be expanded to cover all Americans —affordably, efficiently, capably and constitutionally.

August 13, 2011