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One Reason to Take the Latest Obamacare Repeal Seriously, and Three Reasons It Could Fail

The political and procedural hurdles are many, but the hunger for victory among Republicans may overcome all.

Whites Have Huge Wealth Edge Over Blacks (but Don’t Know It)

Americans, and higher-income whites in particular, vastly overestimate progress toward economic equality between blacks and whites.

Comments: The Best Health Care System

Have you experienced a health care system outside the United States? Tell us its best or worst feature. And what advice would you give Americans?

The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick?

Assessing the systems in eight countries can inform the debate in the U.S. over universal coverage.

Buried Inside Bernie Sanders’s Bill: A Fallback Plan

The bill envisions a wholesale transformation of the U.S. health system, but it also considers more modest reforms to smooth the transition.

The Minuscule Importance of Manufacturing in Far-Right Politics

In both the United States and Europe, far-right voters are far more likely to express concerns about immigration and race than trade.

How Much Can the Youth Vote Actually Help Democrats?

The young are much less likely to vote, a perennial problem, but signs suggest participation levels could soon rise.

How the Bernie Sanders Plan Would Both Beef Up and Slim Down Medicare

The Medicare-for-all plan would mean not just an expansion but a redefinition of the program.

The Economic Case for Letting Teenagers Sleep a Little Later

We’ve known for a while that adolescent sleep cycles and high school hours are misaligned. But this is not just a health problem.

Blaming Medicaid for the Opioid Crisis: How the Easy Answer Can Be Wrong

The 31 states that expanded Medicaid saw a larger increase in drug overdoses. But what does that prove?

How Single-Payer Health Care Could Trip Up Democrats

It’s their version of “repeal and replace.” But converting to “Medicare for all” requires complicated choices.

A Helpful Tool to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Prescription drug monitoring programs can reduce the overuse of narcotics — but many states have adopted relatively weak versions.

Irma Is So Big That There Is No Good News for Florida

A growing model consensus that Irma is likeliest to make landfall on the western side of the the peninsula, but all of South Florida is in peril.

From Sex Object to Gritty Woman: The Evolution of Women in Stock Photos

Generic images used in ads, billboards, magazines and blogs hold up a mirror to culture at a particular moment in time. But can they also subtly influence it?

How to Follow Hurricane Irma

A wealth of data is available at your fingertips on the internet, but individual data points can be misleading.

The Real Reason the U.S. Has Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

More an accident of history than anything else, a product of World War II and tax policy, it is the system we seem to be stuck with.

Under Trump, Job Market Has Improved More for Clinton Supporters

Clinton supporters appear to have seen faster wage growth and steeper declines in unemployment, according to new data.

Is Houston Still a Model City? Its Supporters Aren’t Backing Down

Houston embodies wildly different lessons on how to build a city. And everyone is doubling down.

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