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November, 2012

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Why Obama succeeded and Clinton failed

Health policy historian Paul Starr, author of Remedy and Reaction, explains why Barack Obama succeeded on health reform while Bill Clinton failed … and why the battle over reform is far from over.

November 27, 2012

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Why there is no “Next Big Idea” for reform

Bottom line: The President doesn’t need to come up with new ideas. He just has to stand firm on implementing what we have.

November 19, 2012

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Health Wonk Review for November 9, 2012

Joe Paduda over at Managed Care Matters put together a great collection of posts focused on the Affordable Care Act and what’s ahead now that President Obama has won re-election.

November 13, 2012

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Romneycare, Obamacare, and beyond

Gruber was an architect of both Massachusetts’ health reform effort aka Romneycare and also consulted extensively with the Obama Administration during the development of the Affordable Care Act legislation. The Washington Post has called Gruber “possibly the [Democratic] Party’s most influential health-care expert.”

November 5, 2012

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Future of reform may turn on Senate races

Even if Mitt Romney were elected, he alone could not overturn major provisions of healthcare reform. Only Congress can pass the legislation needed to change the ACA. Republicans are expected to maintain control of the House, but if Democrats hold the Senate, they will be able to block House bills aimed at eviscerating “Obamacare.”

November 4, 2012

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Avik Roy Forbes columns

Forbes blogger, Romney surrogate, launches 11th-hour assault on Obamacare

Blogger Avik Roy, a Romney campaign advisor, has released a last-minute – and misleading – flurry of posts purporting to demonstrate the harmful impact of Obamacare.

November 1, 2012

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