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  1. vision 2020
    Could Biden’s Opposition to Federal Abortion Funding Bring Him Down?Backing the federal abortion-funding ban used to be bipartisan — but now Biden is embracing a stance that’s increasingly anathema to Democrats.
  2. lgbtq rights
    Trump Continues Drive to Protect Religious-Based DiscriminationThe administration is fighting to repeal health-care protections and adoption rights for LGBTQ people, on behalf of his Christian right backers.
  3. health care
    The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health InsuranceNo wonder people want Medicare for All: Those deductibles, co-pays, and premiums are making insurance nearly useless for many.
  4. the national interest
    Trump Downgrades GOP Health Plan Status From ‘Great’ to ‘Will Exist Soon’It’s a really amazing plan, but it has to be a secret until after 2020.
  5. health care
    Federal Judge Rejects Trump Attempt to Attach Work Requirements to MedicaidA D.C. judge rules that the purpose of Medicaid is health coverage, not conservative social engineering.
  6. health care
    Trump Says Everything Will Be Fine If Courts Kill ObamacareNobody understands why Trump is taking his party back down the Obamacare rabbit hole, or what he’d do if the courts killed it first.
  7. health care
    Bernie Sanders Won’t Support House Democrats’ Plan to Strengthen ObamacareThe senator said he doesn’t support the House bill, suggesting he’s heading toward trying to make single-payer health care a Democratic litmus test.
  8. health care
    Democrats Respond to Trump Attack on Obamacare With Their Own Plan to Protect ItPelosi and House Democrats are trying to redraw the health-care battle lines to where they were in the midterms, to their benefit.
  9. trump administration
    The Trump DOJ Just Put Killing Obamacare Above the Rule of LawThe Trump DOJ’s quest to kill the ACA by judicial fiat is an expression of contempt for democracy, rule of law, and competent governance.
  10. health care
    The Trump Administration Wants to Strike Down Obamacare. Again.On Monday, the Department of Justice announced it would support a district court ruling that declares the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
  11. health care
    Republicans Have Lost Interest in Fixing, or Killing, ObamacareDespite the intense interest of voters in health-care policy, Republican opposition will likely kill any bipartisan legislation before 2020.
  12. the democrats
    It’s Time for Democratic Centrists Like Me to Help, Not Fight, The LeftThose who ran the Democratic Party under the Clintons and Obama need to acknowledge it’s the left’s turn to lead.
  13. the national interest
    What Happens When Elizabeth Warren Sells Out to Powerful Interests?A great presidential candidate has an Achilles’ heel.
  14. health care
    Some Conservatives Aren’t Celebrating This Texas Ruling Against the ACAAs much as conservatives hate the ACA, they know they can’t get rid of it without an alternative. And they still don’t have one.
  15. obamacare
    Judge Strikes Down Obamacare, but the GOP Should Hold Its ApplauseWhether the decision holds up or not, Republicans won’t like what comes next.
  16. house democrats
    Messaging or Investigating? How Should House Democrats Use Their Limited Power?Take a lesson from the GOP, Democrats, and focus on regaining power more than arguing over how it will be used.
  17. politics
    Obamacare Is Still Going Strong, Despite Trump’s Sabotage CampaignThough the GOP ended the individual mandate and continued other efforts to gut Obamacare, the marketplaces are stabilizing and premiums are down.
  18. conservatism
    The Lesson That Republicans Will (Probably) Take From the 2018 MidtermsSpooked by the backlash to ACA repeal, the GOP will probably outsource the grim task of gutting the welfare state to the judiciary next time around.
  19. the national interest
    Democrats Won the House Because of ObamacareWhy were Republicans crazy enough to vote for the most unpopular bill in history?
  20. 2018 midterms
    Six Major Issues to Watch During Midterms — Other Than Who Controls CongressThe main event is the elected officials, but there are lots of important things on the ballot for voters to decide.
  21. the national interest
    Trump: Our Plan Covers Preexisting Conditions. It Does the Exact Opposite.Three ways the White House’s health-care promises turn reality perfectly upside down.
  22. 2018 midterms
    Kemp Lies About Abrams Lying About Kemp’s Lies on Health CareBrian Kemp thinks the best defense against a damaging charge is an offensive myth about his opponent’s position.
  23. 2018 midterms
    The GOP’s 2019 Agenda Is for Donors’ Eyes OnlyRepublicans aren’t campaigning on what they’ll do if they keep Congress because they don’t want you to know.
  24. 2018 midterms
    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the MidtermsIf Republicans make Senate gains and hang onto the House, it’s remotely possible. That’s apparently what the GOP thinks its base wants to hear.
  25. 2018 midterms
    Even The GOP’s ‘Popular’ Health Care Ideas Are Politically ToxicScott Walker is refusing to impose work requirements on Medicaid until after voters go to the polls.
  26. the national interest
    Trump Tried to Kill Obamacare by Driving Premiums Up. Instead, They Went Down.All of Trump’s sabotage has failed to kill his predecessor’s central achievement.
  27. health care
    Democrats Lose Senate Vote on Junk Health Plans, But Send a MessageThe vote dramatized one way in which Trump and Republicans are undermining coverage of preexisting conditions.
  28. the national interest
    GOP Bill ‘Covers’ Preexisting Conditions, But May Have Million-Dollar Premium“Donald Trump and Republicans will protect patients with preexisting conditions,” promises Trump. There’s just one small catch.
  29. the national interest
    Republican Extremism Is Turning Democrats Left on Health CareIf conservatives are going to destroy market-based health reform, they can’t complain when Democrats turn to government-based plans.
  30. 2018 elections
    Manchin (Literally) Fires Away At Obamacare Repeal in New AdThe shoe is definitely on the other foot as Republican attacks on preexisting condition coverage are coming back to haunt them.
  31. medicaid expansion
    Obamacare on the Ballot: Will Red-State Voters Expand Medicaid This Fall?In three very conservative states, voters are bypassing resistant lawmakers and putting the question to a popular vote.
  32. u.s. senate
    How John McCain’s Death Will Reshape the SenateMitch McConnell’s job is about to get easier.
  33. obamacare
    White House Will Ask Judge to Scrap Obamacare’s Protections This SeptemberDemocrats want to brand Brett Kavanaugh and House Republicans as threats to Americans’ health care. The White House is about to make their job easier.
  34. the national interest
    Do Obamacare’s Left-Wing Critics Actually Understand It?A Jacobin editor defends the Republican Party against the charge of wanting to take poor people’s insurance away.
  35. the national interest
    Trumpcare Means Leaving the Poor and Sick to Fend for ThemselvesThe Republican health-care agenda has dissolved into a rearguard sabotage campaign.
  36. Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is Backfiring for ConservativesTrump is making Obamacare better for the poor, more expensive for the government — and more likely to be replaced by Medicare for All.
  37. Auditor: Tom Price Owes Government $341,000 for Unauthorized Travel ExpensesIt’s amazing how much Price spent on travel that accomplished nothing of great note during just seven months in office.
  38. Trump Administration Aims to Steer People to Junk Health Plans Over ObamacareIn addition to cutting most funding for Obamacare navigators, the administration is urging counselors to plug plans that don’t meet ACA requirements.
  39. Kavanaugh: A Safe Supreme Court Pick Who Will Carry Out the GOP’s Extreme AgendaHe’s a careful jurist whose murky abortion stance will make it easier for pro-choice GOP senators to pretend that the future of Roe v. Wade is secure.
  40. Kavanaugh Remains SCOTUS Front-runner Despite Right-Wing BacklashAbortion hard-liners and Bush haters are prominent in attacks on Kavanaugh, but he’s no Harriet Miers, and remains the front-runner for Trump’s nod.
  41. How Democrats Plan to Turn Kennedy’s Retirement Into a Political WinThe party will block Trump’s next Supreme Court justice — or, at least, remind voters that the GOP is a threat to their health care while trying.
  42. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  43. the law
    On Obamacare, Jeff Sessions Is Standing Against the Rule of LawThe attorney general has made a strange and shocking choice: not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court.
  44. Virginia Is Giving Obamacare a Huge — If Belated — WinDemocrats were able to wrangle a few GOP votes to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of needy Virginians.
  45. the national interest
    Trump Wishes He Could Destroy Obama’s Legacy. He Hasn’t. And Won’t.A response to the pessimism of my colleague Andrew Sullivan.
  46. the national interest
    Trump Made 6 Populist Promises. He Has Now Broken Them All.Trump ran to the left on the economy. While nobody was looking, he abandoned his last promise to be a different kind of Republican.
  47. Conservatives Plan One More Obamacare Repeal Effort Before the Midterm WaveGOP congressional leaders have mostly packed it in for 2018. But conservatives, with White House support, may try one last time to repeal Obamacare.
  48. California Considers Medical Price ControlsIn an alternative to single payer, a California proposal aims at holding down health care costs.
  49. the national interest
    GOP Campaign Message: We Had to Jack Up Your Insurance Premiums to Help the PoorThis may not be an entirely believable motivation.
  50. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
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