Tennessee officials just barred citizens from carrying homemade signs in the state legislature, where they are allowed to bring loaded guns... more

Jan 31, 2018 9:40 PM Magazine


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Close your eyes, and conjure up an image of an autistic kid. What springs to mind? Is the child a boy? more

Jan 31, 2018 11:45 AM Op-Eds


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Children's healthcare was a bargaining chip in the latest showdown in Congress, but with the government shutdown over for now, Republicans are planning more healthcare cuts. more

Jan 24, 2018 1:00 PM Dispatches


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As if getting older or facing disability isn't challenge enough the Republican tax plan portends a grim future for people relying on federal medical programs. more

Dec 6, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


Sarah Bigney

Maine Senator Susan Collins was one of three votes to stop ACA repeal. But last week, after getting empty promises that are already being walked back, she voted for a tax bill that include big healthcare cuts. Her constituents are not pleased. more

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 AM Dispatches

The Republicans want to cut Medicaid without thinking about the consequences. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

“It will be increasingly important to maintain our public image as useless and miserable.” more

Nov 24, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches 1 Comments



For millions of disabled Americans, Medicaid is like our obnoxious but lovable uncle. It has its problems, like any government run program, but it gives millions of disabled Americans a fighting chance. more

Oct 27, 2017 10:10 AM Dispatches

Congressional Republicans have quietly let funding for health coverage for 9 million children slip away. more

Oct 13, 2017 2:59 PM Dispatches


Gage Skidmore

The Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill was just one more reminder that Republicans are fair-weather friends to disabled Americans. more

Sep 29, 2017 4:10 PM Dispatches


National Nurses United

"We don’t have to wait for a disaster, because healthcare is a disaster." more

Sep 26, 2017 3:58 PM Dispatches

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Louisiana National Guard

The nursing home industry, with Trump’s support, are threatening a critical piece of private enforcement that protects vulnerable people who live in institutions, and improves the quality of care they receive. more

Sep 25, 2017 10:26 AM Op-Eds

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Without time for analysis and reporting, what do we know about the Graham-Cassidy bill? more

Sep 22, 2017 5:07 PM Dispatches

The senator may have trouble convincing skeptics about his new Medicare for All plan, because his language falls right into well-established trenches in common U.S. ideological battles. Here's another idea. more

Sep 18, 2017 4:09 PM Op-Eds

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Michael Vadon

No matter its shaky political future, the bill outlines a fundamentally re-envisioned plan and a new bulwark on health care for those who have long fought for universal healthcare from the margins. But it's not perfect. more

Sep 18, 2017 7:50 AM Dispatches 2 Comments

A breakdown of what went wrong for the Republicans, how Trumpcare is undead, and what to watch for in the budget fight. more

Aug 8, 2017 12:43 PM Dispatches

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Jennifer Flynn Walker

With Trumpcare now also on the shelf, Cordes is running for office and working on the ground to continue to make universal healthcare a reality. more

Aug 1, 2017 11:03 AM Dispatches


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Organizers from all over the country have been battling to save Medicaid, and Arkansans have had some success.  Take a listen to one of the organizers about how that's happened. more

Jul 27, 2017 9:55 PM Dispatches

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Lauren Klinkhammer

Not everybody is comfortable with getting arrested and that is okay. You don’t have to get arrested to be a voice, to share your story more

Jul 27, 2017 9:42 AM Dispatches


Mackenzie Harris

"Nuns on the Bus" helped pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010, with a letter that countered the Catholic Bishops' opposition to the bill. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:31 AM Dispatches