The Year In: Health Care.

Health care.Barack Obama entered office wanting to fix our long-ignored and mostly broken health-care system. Now, after countless compromises and roadblocks, the Senate has passed its health-care reform bill. Here are our top articles explaining the stakes:

Health-care reform was never really about tacking years to our lives: It was about giving us financial security.

Through the summer, a slew of inane arguments against health care legislation were made -- the most pernicious being that reform will literally kill you.

Reproductive health coverage became a lightning rod.

Liberals debated the public option, even after Sen. Joe Lieberman killed it in mid-December.

If health care passes, how do we prevent a backlash against things like the individual mandate?

--The Editors

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