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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.

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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

Mitt's Tuesday speech laid out his plans to replace Obamacare—but would only worsen the lack of insurance and market distortion that preceded it. 

June 12, 2012