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In Part 2 of my interview with Michael Hiltzik, Michael notes that there are parallels between the media’s coverage of the rollout Social Security and the rollout of Obamacare … and that those parallels include a disconcerting focus on half truths and scare tactics.
December 10, 2013
Last week, eight prominent health policy analysts released a new health plan at the conservative think tank, American Enterprise Institute. Healthinsurance.org Contributor Harold Pollack knows and likes the authors, but he knows and hates their plan.
August 18, 2013
The decision to let Congressional staffers keep their federal subsidies to help buy coverage through the exchanges makes sense from a human resources perspective. The subsidies will help mitigate higher premiums, just as tax subsidies will for most other people in the exchanges.
August 7, 2013
Yesterday, a small group of health policy experts organized by David Cutler, Jon Gruber, and me wrote a simple letter to Congress laying out the case for an individual mandate. It’s a good group, including two Nobel Prize winners and many other distinguished folk. This letter is now circulating among policymakers around Capitol Hill.
July 18, 2013
GOP-controlled House may introduce three bills to stop Obamacare This Congress has signed only 15 bills into law. Insiders: Health insurance exchanges are still on track. It’s a sour and angry time in Washington, D.C. Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court found the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, despite the early benefits of […]
July 12, 2013