Zoë Carpenter is a contributing writer for The Nation. She received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in 2018, and has been a finalist for the Livingston Awards and the National Awards for Education Reporting. Her writing has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Guernica, and various other publications. Follow her on Twitter @ZoeSCarpenter.
Ideological resistance to the Medicaid expansion—the heart of the healthcare law—is.
The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP.
The future of the GOP, not the Affordable Care Act, is what's at stake now in Congress.
About 800,000 federal employees will be furloughed, with no guarantee of retroactive pay.