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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

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

A reason to “go vote for the other guy.”

July 14, 2012

The Republicans are obsessed with repealing “Obamacare.” Democrats must be obsessed with explaining the Affordable Care Act.

July 11, 2012

Republican governors are again planning to reject federal money that would help their states.

July 5, 2012

For all the punditry about how the Supreme Court ruling on healthcare would play, 45 percent of Americans don’t know what happened.

July 4, 2012

More than a million people will be denied medical coverage if Florida and South Carolina opt out, but the battle is far from over. 

July 2, 2012

Why did the chief justice change his mind on healthcare?

June 29, 2012

With the ACA upheld, the door has been opened for evolution toward what eventually will be recognized as nationalized healthcare.

June 29, 2012

Is Roberts “gutting the Commerce Clause”—or merely throwing red meat to the right?

June 28, 2012

"It’s going to be hard for conservatives to say that John Roberts condoned a socialist plan,” Howard Dean tells The Nation.

June 28, 2012