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‘What happened to Joe Biden?’ A 2020 Trump campaign attack advert. Donald J Trump/YouTube

How political attack adverts can backfire

Negative political advertising can actually spark more curiosity about a policy issue.
Franklin Roosevelt and other administration officials visit a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp during the New Deal. Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

To achieve a new New Deal, Democrats must learn from the old one

Similarities between the 1930s and today are hard to ignore, but Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal teaches us that several developments have to coincide to generate a lasting social safety net.
A worker from Sanctuary, a Christian charitable organization, tends to homeless people in their tents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Why religious freedom stokes coronavirus protests in the U.S., but not Canada

Canadian and American religious groups are responding very differently to coronavirus public health measures. Why? In Canada, health care is more widely regarded as a public good and a right.
Open enrollment for health care in the ACA marketplaces ended at 3 a.m., Dec. 18, 2019, the same day a panel ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/AP Photo

How undoing ‘Obamacare’ would harm more than the health of Americans

Obamacare has been under siege since its passage in 2010. A ruling by a three-judge panel on Dec. 18 further chopped at the law by saying a key provision is unconstitutional.
Generic drugs can be a great way to save money, but a recent study shows there are risks involved. HQuality/Shutterstock.com

Why your generic drugs may not be safe and the FDA may be too lax

As drug prices soar, consumers look for cheaper generics. A recent study showed safety issues in some generics made abroad, however, suggesting that the FDA's honor system may not be enough to ensure safety.
Amanda Gershon testifies at a public hearing on Medicaid expansion in Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 16, 2018. Gershon had $60,000 worth of medical debt at age 22 because of an autoimmune illness. Nati Harnik/AP Photo

Americans bankrupted by health care costs: 4 questions answered

Just how big a problem are medical bankruptcies? For someone going through one, it's devastating. And it happens far more often than you might think.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a press conference in Little Rock, talking about new Medicaid work requirements in that state, Sept. 12, 2018. Andrew DeMillo/AP Photo

Medicaid work requirements: Is there a path forward that could help the poor, not harm them?

In the wake of a judge’s ruling that Medicaid work requirements in two states are not legal, questions remain. The most pressing ones are about how to help low-income people, not punish them.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announces legislation at the Capitol on March 26 to lower health care costs and protect people with pre-existing conditions. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

DOJ efforts to kill Obamacare, the cat with 9 lives, could cause health care havoc for millions

Obamacare, while highly controversial, has been a tough law to kill. The efforts of a federal district judge in Texas had seemed yet another ineffective assault. Then came the DOJ's actions Monday.
Austin, Texas contractor Mike Hewitt, who depends on insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act. A Texas judge ruled Dec. 14, 2018 that the law is unconstitutional. Eric Gay/AP Photo

Why the Texas ruling on Obamacare is on shaky legal ground

A judge in Texas ruled Dec. 14 that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. His ruling has no immediate effect, however, except to signal more perils ahead for the health care law.
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks with health care professionals on Sept. 21, 2018 in Miami. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

There’s more to health care access than pre-existing conditions

The campaign trail has been filled with talk about health care coverage, especially pre-existing conditions. While it may sound like both parties are on the same page, their ideas dramatically differ.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pictured Sept. 26, 2017 before the vote on Graham’s bill to gut Obamacare. Like others before it, the bill failed. Andrew Harnik/AP

Short-term health plans: A junk solution to a real problem

The Trump administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of short-term insurance plans. But these shorter plans are also short on real benefits.
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act in March 2017 was just one of many to undo the health law. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Why the extreme reaction to Obamacare could be the new normal in American politics

Efforts to undo Obamacare went far beyond grass-roots activities, with new research showing that contributions by businesses were significant. Does this signal a change in the political process?

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