Obama's opportunistic search for win-win solutions to our healthcare concerns and our larger economic problems is leading to a lose-lose outcome for the president and the country.
Even if healthcare reform passes in 2010, many of its programs will only go into effect in two or three years. Why? Christopher Hayes says it's all an accounting trick.
Despite the Senate compromises, there's still a lot to like in the healthcare reform bill. But will it survive reconciliation?
Before the healthcare reform bill reaches President Obama's desk, here are the issues that are still worth fighting on to ensure reform helps as many Americans as possible.
Howard Dean was roundly condemned for casting aspersions on what even many of its more ardent supporters admit is an obviously flawed bill.
How do the House and Senate bills compare on affordability and enforceability?
The Nation's DC editor Chris Hayes weighs in on the petty tone currently defining the Senate's healthcare battle.
President Obama has lifted the twenty-year ban on federal funding of needle exchanges. But if he wants to promote public health--over politics--on substance abuse, there are plenty of other bold steps his administration should take.
Did the White House threaten to close a military base in Nebraska if Sen. Nelson didn't vote for health reform? No, but the accuracy is meaningless when it comes to the GOP smear machine.
Dropping the public option and Medicare expansion means breaking the promise of health reform: better care at lower cost.