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Since 1945, health insurance companies have been allowed to collude to fix prices. Members of Congress will soon vote on whether to reinstate anti-trust provisions for the industry.

Obama's healthcare summit is a delay tactic--it's what happens after, when someone steps up to steer the bill, that counts.

Uninsured Americans have arguably the highest stake in the outcome of the healthcare debate--so why are they absent from the national conversation over its fate?

Chris Hayes shares his optimism about passing health care reform and his concern over the Senate's lack of leadership.

In the wake of the surprising loss in Massachusetts on Tuesday, the future of healthcare reform has become uncertain. The Nation's DC Editor Christopher Hayes and special guest Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post explore the legislative options for next steps.

Healthcare is in jeopardy, but it's not dead--especially if Democrats drag their feet on swearing in Brown.

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.

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Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

If only there was some way to know what the authors of the Affordable Care Act really intended.

March 10, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

The lack of structural integrity in the case before the Supreme Court, along with its bleak implications, has become even more obvious in the past week.

February 5, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

Congress will not have the power to overturn the Affordable Care Act, so Republicans are hoping the Supreme Court’s right-wingers will do the dirty work for them.

December 8, 2014

For Obama, Gruber has become an Other from another mother.

 

November 19, 2014

The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.

November 19, 2014