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 Legal experts say constitutional challenges to the healthcare reform legislation don't have a leg to stand on. But as politics, these suits could be a roaring success.

The healthcare reform debate exposed the weakness of the prochoice movement. What now?

Fourteen states have filed suit challenging the healthcare overhaul, particularly the individual mandate, as unconstitutional. Christopher Hayes asks Columbia law professor Gillian Metzger whether this argument holds up.

Republicans sure know how to make Barack Obama look good. What are they going to do now, threaten to repeal a law that forces insurance companies to cover the sick?

Last night, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive healthcare reform. The sweeping legislation will extend coverage to 32 million Americans, curb the worst abuses of the private insurance industry, and attempt to contain spiraling health care costs.

We support passage of the healthcare legislation, even as we urge the progressive community to begin the struggle immediately to correct its many flaws and improve its protections.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has laid out a strategy to pass healthcare reform in the next couple of days. As usual, progressives are fretting that winning will make them look bad, while conservatives are baying for blood and calling for revolution.

Guest-hosting the Rachel Maddow Show, Nation DC editor Christopher Hayes talks to Rep. Diana DeGette on healthcare and Demos director Heather McGhee on consumer protection.

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If Democrats engage with Republicans on their absurd proposition to cut Medicare, then we will have a real problem.

April 5, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011

Dr. Chisale Mhango wanted to present research on the harm illegal abortion does to Malawian women. USAID decided that ran afoul of the Helms Amendment.

March 11, 2011

Rep. Joe Pitts has specifically designed a bill to value fetuses over living women.

March 4, 2011

College health care plans were initially excluded from the national health care over-haul but now will be held to the same standards as other insurers. 

February 11, 2011

Obama pledged to deliver "Medicare for all," should he have stuck with that?

February 2, 2011

As Republicans attack the new healthcare law, those up to the age of 26 who are still under their parent's health insurance plan could lose coverage.

February 1, 2011

The radical ruling virtually assures that the US Supreme Court will take the case.

January 31, 2011

If healthcare reform regulations are enacted on behalf of all people, LGBT people will, at last, be counted in nationwide populations surveys, like the census; researched in terms of those health issues that appear to affect us disparately; and included in widespread cultural competency initiatives. 

January 24, 2011

The symbolic House debate over healthcare reform misses the point. More Americans favor real reforms that crack down on insurance-industry abuses than favor outright repeal of the current law.

January 19, 2011