Number of uninsured Americans increases by 7m in four years

Survey results come after Republican attacks on government-backed health programs, including the Affordable Care Act

About 7 million fewer Americans have health insurance today than did four years ago, a new survey has found, the highest uninsured rate since 2014. The results come after sustained Republican attacks on government-backed health schemes, including the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

The survey’s findings come as the public is incre...

BREAKING: Supreme Court will hear the first big Second Amendment case of the Kavanaugh era

In an ominous sign for potential victims of gun violence, the Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, a challenge to New York City’s gun licensing regime.

It’s the first Second Amendment case the Supreme Court will hear since 2010, and only the second such case since 2008’s District of Columbia v. Heller, which held for the first time in American history that the ...

These old state laws make abortion access hell — so advocates are suing to get rid of them

Nurse Practitioner Mary Stark has performed countless vacuum aspiration procedures for Idaho patients who have miscarriages. Vacuum aspiration is basically, by another name, a suction abortion. Because of Idaho’s physician-only abortion law, Stark cannot perform a vacuum aspiration for patients who choose to end their pregnancies.

“I could complete a procedure to empty out the uterus, but only if the pregnancy had ended on its own,” Stark told ThinkProgress.  

A nearly two d...