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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The transgender community fights for health care
The failed promise of the Affordable Care Act
When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the bulk of the Affordable Care Act in June of 2012, the decision was widely viewed as a victory for President Obama and a…
The idea that there is a competitive “private sector” in America is appealing, but generally false. No one hates competition more than the managers of corporations. Competition does not enhance…
Why Clinton's health-care plan won't cure what ails us
Who lives, who dies, and who decides?
As Harper's readers see it
The doctor likes to picture himself as a freewheeling individualist. But from the day he enters medical school he must learn—if he wants to succeed—to play ball with a tight…