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Educating Americans about this administration's healthcare successes is easier than Obama thinks.

A federal court in Virginia ruled Monday that an aspect of Obama's healthcare reform law is unconstitutional. In this previously posted episode of The Breakdown, Christopher Hayes asks Columbia law professor Gillian Metzger whether this argument holds up.

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein joins Chris Hayes to discuss whether a new bipartisan proposal in the Senate could pave the way for states to adopt single-payer healthcare systems.

Conservative groups backed by wealthy donors are attacking the legislation at the state level.

In Germany, a strong social safety net keeps people from plunging into the abyss. Why are we so averse to having that security in the United States?

Let's give the president credit for pushing through the most far-reaching and economically redistributive social legislation since the New Deal.

The progressive campaign to win health reform was several years in the making and based on a well-developed and resourced plan, from which other progressive campaigns can learn.

USAction's Jeff Blum argues that progressives need to embrace Obama's healthcare reform as a major victory for the social justice movement: "We actually established a new right in America... Healthcare is now a right. That's huge."

What you need to know to make the most of the new healthcare law.

John Nichols explains why he is excited about the possibilities for progressive reform to the healthcare bill.

Blogs

From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.

July 1, 2013

GoFundMe donations are a good Band-Aid for a bad system, but can’t we harness America’s generosity in service of better social programs?

April 26, 2013

A bipartisan vote to repeal a good tax shows how tricky it can be to enact real tax reform. 

March 22, 2013

In his rebuttal to the State of the Union Address, the Tea Party star failed to make his case that healthcare reform was harmful. 

February 13, 2013

Will you have access to no-copay birth control under HHS's new regulations?

February 7, 2013

An even mix between cuts and revenue increases, eliminating wasteful Pentagon spending and tax loopholes for the wealthy, all while investing in job creation. What’s not to like?

February 6, 2013

The administration largely protected universal contraception coverage, but also made it harder for millions of familes to get health insurance. 

February 1, 2013

Heads of Denny’s and Papa John’s restaurants backed down on threats to retaliate against the Affordable Care Act. 

November 26, 2012

Several Republican governors are leaving it to the feds to set up “one-size-fits-all” healthcare exchanges in their states.

November 19, 2012

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012