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Democratic Candidates Praise Labor — and the Obama Legacy, Too

LAS VEGAS — Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro insisted that on immigration matters, “there’s no comparison…

Biden Defends Obama Legacy After It Was Bruised in Democratic Debate

There is a new wedge issue in the Democratic presidential primary: Whether or not it is…

Joe Biden Did Fine, and That Might Have Been Enough

One month after a wobbly debate performance that reinforced the perceived weaknesses of the ostensible front-runner…

Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works.

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, has become something…

Hospitals Would Have to Reveal Discounted Prices They Give Insurers, Under Trump Rule

The Trump administration on Monday said it would begin forcing hospitals to publicly disclose the discounted…

How a Medicare Buy-In or Public Option Could Threaten Obamacare

It seems a simple enough proposition: Give people the choice to buy into Medicare, the popular…

Despite Rhetorical Appeals, Trump Has Accomplished Little for Working Class

WASHINGTON — History will record last week as a moment when President Trump turned to raw…

Anxious Democratic Governors Urge 2020 Field Not to Veer Too Far Left

WASHINGTON — After claiming governorships from Republicans in seven states last year, including in crucial presidential…

Impeachment, Contempt Citations and More: 3 Major Issues Congress Voted On Today

The House was busy on Wednesday, considering a range of divisive issues. Here’s a roundup of…

House Democrats Move to Knock Out a Key Piece of Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act is likely to suffer a serious legislative blow on Wednesday,…

Joe Biden’s Health Care Plan Focuses on Shoring Up the Affordable Care Act

After remaining vague for months about his plans to expand on the Affordable Care Act, Joseph…

Trump’s Assault on Obamacare Could Undermine His Own Health Initiatives

ImagePresident Trump during a signing ceremony Wednesday for an executive order on kidney disease.CreditErik S Lesser/EPA,…

So You Want to Overturn Obamacare. Here Are Some Things That Would Be Headaches.

ImageCalorie information in a New York City Starbucks, 2010. Overturning Obamacare would mean restaurants nationwide would…

Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a federal…

The Lessons of Washington State’s Watered Down ‘Public Option’

ImageJay Inslee, the governor of Washington, signing a measure in May that puts the state on…