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Affordable Care Act
This week, President Obama launched a campaign focusing the country’s attention on the benefits of health reform. On Wednesday, he focused on preventive care. Under the ACA, an extraordinary list of 62 preventive services will be free: no copays and the deductible will not apply.
December 5, 2013
In Part 3, Joanne Kenen and Harold Pollack talk about how media’s been covering the rollout of Obamacare – and what reporters are finding when they take the time to thoroughly investigate the “horror stories” of the folks directly impacted by the law.
November 22, 2013
This week, we offer a hat tip to Henry Stern over at INSUREBLOG for putting together the pre-holiday – “pre-Thanksgivukkah” – edition of Health Wonk Review. He cobbled together one of the longer reviews in recent memory, and spruced it up with some thought-provoking quotations to boot.
November 21, 2013
“The new ways of trying to deliver healthcare, medical homes, ACOs, this alphabet soup of delivery system reform seems to make a difference … these new ways of providing healthcare and paying for healthcare…. there are signs that they are beginning to save some money.”
November 19, 2013
There’s really something about the opposition – for the reasons you described and from the standpoint of sheer governance, the way in which law is supposed to be enacted and enforced in this country – that is very disturbing and a threat to the functioning of our nation.
October 10, 2013
When we move to a system that requires insurers to send tax forms to insureds, it’s unlikely to be any more complicated than the tax forms that are already sent out each year for student loans, mortgages, bank accounts, retirement plans, etc.
August 23, 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