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The crowd cheers as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Fort Collins

Sanders Must Level With His Young Voters

Here’s the thing about these right-leaning activists: Sometimes they have a candidate they adore. Sometimes they don’t. But they vote.

March 1, 2016
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Sanders’ Single-Payer Plan Is A Distraction

The problem with Bernie Sanders’ health care vision isn’t the vision. The problem is the politics — the reality of which battle-scarred Hillary Clinton clearly has the better grasp.

January 19, 2016
U.S. Speaker of the House Ryan holds news conference on Syrian refugee bill on Capitol Hill in Washington

In Congress, Expect Renewed Battles On Refugees, Guns And Health Care

Anything Obama does, Republicans will pounce.

January 6, 2016
A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York

Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit Against Ohio Department Of Health

Planned Parenthood has field a lawsuit in U.S. District Court aimed at protecting access to safe and legal abortions for women in Ohio.

December 15, 2015
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Health Systems Are Dipping Into The Business Of Selling Insurance

In addition to treating what ails you, a number of health care systems aim to sell you a health insurance plan to pay for it.

November 19, 2015
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A Looming Tax On High-End Health Plans Draws Fire From Many Sides

What this means: consumers are likely to pay more out-of-pocket for healthcare.

October 20, 2015
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Jeb Bush’s Unfortunate “LIE” Sign

A bunch of people have noticed a problem with Jeb Bush’s setup for his big speech on health care.

October 13, 2015
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How To Get Sicker, Die Sooner, And Pay More For It

Our system is less fair, less efficient, makes us less healthy and gives us shorter lives.

September 24, 2015
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Obamacare After Obama

Obamacare now seems safe. Its imperfections well-documented, it remains a work in progress. But whoever is the next president should be grateful to have a universal health care program on which to build

September 22, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to a small crowd at Cass Screw Machine Company on Aug. 18, 2015 in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Walker announced his "Day One Plan" to replace Obamacare. (Glenne Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Walker Offers Obamacare Alternative As He Tries To Regain Footing In GOP Race

Walker’s plan is missing many key details, including specifics on how he would pay for it.

August 18, 2015
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Add Bite To Your Retirement Dental Plan

Retirees transitioning to Medicare are often surprised to learn that the program does not cover routine dental care or more complex procedures.

August 7, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Meets With Health Care Workers

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told home health aides that raising the minimum wage is a central part of her campaign’s economic agenda.

August 7, 2015
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The 5 Worst States For Women’s Health

Five states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, female homicide, women living in poverty, and limited health care access.

July 31, 2015
A member of the French Red Cross disinfects the area around a motionless person suspected of carrying the Ebola virus as a crowd gathers in Forecariah

Vaccine Success Holds Hope For End To Deadly Scourge Of Ebola

A recent trial in Guinea found an Ebola vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

July 31, 2015
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Republican Governors Buck Party Tenets To Seek Expanded Medicaid

Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party.

July 30, 2015
Bush answers a question from the audience during a town hall campaign stop at the VFW Post in Hudson

Jeb Bush Keeps Clarifying: He Wants To Replace Medicare

Repeating himself, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush reiterated a talking point about social spending that some question.

July 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington

5 Reasons Barack Obama May Be Having The Best Year Of Any Recent President

Republicans hated — and tried to obstruct — President Obama from his first day in office. Nevertheless, he has achieved much of what he set out to do. And it’s worth noting just how much Obama achieved in the last year alone.

July 20, 2015
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Too Many People Still Go To The ER

Health reforms aside, unnecessary use of emergency departments continues to waste medical resources.

June 23, 2015
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Blame Congress If Obamacare Subsidies Die

It took a sloppy Democratic Congress and an intractable Republican one, working six years apart, to bring Obamacare to its knees.

June 18, 2015
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California Budget Deal Grants Health Coverage To Children In U.S. Illegally

Immigrant children who are in the country illegally would receive public health care coverage in California under a budget deal announced Tuesday.

June 17, 2015
For those here illegally, health services in California vary

For Those Here Illegally, Health Services In California Vary

She didn’t have the means to pay for a surgery to remove ovarian cysts and put off the procedure for months, until she began hemorrhaging and was rushed to a hospital emergency room.

June 15, 2015
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Days Before Decisive Ruling, Obama Makes A Final Case For Health Care Reform

Days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama made an impassioned moral case for his signature legislation.

June 9, 2015
Protesters in Minnesota call for smaller government and the repeal of the health care law enacted in March, 2010. (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

In Republican Stronghold, Worries About End Of Obamacare

Here, few really love Obamacare. Few want to lose it either.

June 9, 2015
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States Perplexed By White House Silence On Health Care Contingencies

Officials in a variety of states, including many led by Republicans, say they are panicked by the uncertainty a ruling this month against the government in King v. Burwell could unleash.

June 6, 2015
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Here’s Why Republicans Never Have An Alternative To Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon in a case involving tax rebates for the purchase of health insurance. The impact of this ruling cannot be overstated.

June 4, 2015
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