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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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Fixing Obamacare’s broken window

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The dental crisis that’s driving patients away

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Health Wonk Review for April 10, 2014

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Exchanges: too big to succeed?

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Will there be an ‘exodus’ to the exchanges?

Harold: Now, would you be happy or sad if there was this exodus to the exchanges? Jon: I…

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Can Obamacare work even better?

I think the average American voter is actually a charitable person, a big-hearted person.…

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Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated

For this edition of Curbside Consult, I Skyped with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who is the Ford…

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Obamacare: Irreplaceable, irrepealable

If you support the Affordable Care Act, know that your work is not yet done. And if you…

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Health Wonk Review for March 27, 2014

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Know your health insurance exchanges

The ACA-created health insurance exchanges will be up and running in days, and while…

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Affordable Care Act’s Basic Health Program

Starting this year, the Basic Health Program, a provision of the Affordable Care Act,…

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Getting the most from your new insurance

The media have focused on the cost of the monthly premium. How much would you contribute…

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How SHOP exchanges help small businesses

The unprecedented advantages offered by ACA's SHOP exchanges truly make the law a game…

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Avoid scams while shopping for insurance

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The ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies

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Individual health insurance

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Will you owe a penalty under Obamacare?

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Health reform’s 10 essential benefits

The ACA specifies ten benefits be included in all health insurance plans sold on each…

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