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Affordable Care Act
Affordable Care Act news and analysis from The Nation
June 18, 2021
Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA—Instead It Got Stronger
While not a complete victory, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act places it on its firmest legal ground yet.
May 4, 2021
Medicaid Expansion Is a Better Deal Than Ever. But Republicans Still Won’t Do It.
Their intransigence is costing 4 million Americans health care coverage.
February 26, 2021
Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS
As California’s attorney general, he fought to strengthen his state’s social safety net—which we must do nationally if we are to improve public health and lick the coronavirus.
November 11, 2020
The Affordable Care Act May Live to Die Another Day
The oral arguments for the latest challenge to the ACA, played out before an ultraconservative Supreme Court, appeared to go about as well as anyone could have hoped.
November 10, 2020
Behind the Doors of New York’s Public Housing
Portraits of the activists, organizers, artists, and more who call the Lower East Side’s public housing home.
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October 21, 2020
We Can’t See Young Progressive Voters as a Monolith
Young people have diverse, complex demands for the future—and we should be taking them seriously.
October 14, 2020
The Devil in the Many Details of Amy Coney Barrett’s Testimony
The nominee did her best to evade serious questions, but what she did say—about the ACA,
Roe v. Wade
, and the president’s power to delay elections—should terrify us all.
October 13, 2020
The Democrats Might Actually Have a Strategy to Block Amy Coney Barrett
Democratic senators demonstrated unusual discipline as they hammered away at Barrett’s threat to the Affordable Care Act. The problem is, it may not be enough.
October 8, 2020
Trump Gets the Best Medical Care While Working to End Health Care for Tens of Millions
Amy Wilentz on Covid-19 and Ari Berman on voting rights.
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October 5, 2020
Today Marks the Start of a Truly Terrifying Supreme Court Term
The upcoming term always threatened to inflict serious harm on our nation. Then Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.