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Dem ad slays Obamacare-hating Republican

Of the nearly half a billion dollars that has been spent on political ads mentioning the Affordable Care Act since 2010, just a little more than 6 percent has been spent on advertising that portrayed the law in a favorable light. That might be about to change, as at least some Democrats reportedly have decided that they can win votes by reminding people how the law benefits them.

May 25, 2014

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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 don’t like it, you’ll have opportunities to vote for candidates who say they’d like to get rid of it. Just be careful not to be persuaded to vote against your own best interests.

April 7, 2014

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Obamacare repeal vote 40

Lordy, Lordy. Obamacare Repeal Vote 40

Folks, there’s not a snowball’s chance that the creatively named “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013″ will get anywhere close to President Obama’s desk.

August 2, 2013

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The 37th vote to repeal health reform: Why?

I like economist Jared Bernstein’s paraphrase of CBO’s response: “You guys go ahead and keep gettin’ your crazy on … over here we’re kinda busy doin’ actual work, so can’t help you right now.”

May 21, 2013

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Supreme Court has the power, but not the social authority, to kill health reform

The Court might damage or destroy the centerpiece of the Obama presidency. This would be an abuse of judicial power. It would also hurt millions of people whose pleas for help seem quite abstract to men in robes who might snatch that help away.

March 30, 2012

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Supreme Court media circus

Why is SCOTUS hearing an ACA challenge?

As Rachel Maddow observed last night: this case was “built up as the Super Bowl of American partisan politics.” Thus, the Supreme Court was left with little choice: it had to hear “The Case of the Century.”

March 28, 2012

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Will SCOTUS strike down health reform?

I cannot believe for a minute that this Court wants to go down in history as the Gang of Nine that quashed the most important piece of legislation that Congress has passed in 37 years. If it did, we could find ourselves on the brink of a constitutional crisis.

March 26, 2012

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Repeal effort flies in the face of evidence

From the beginning of this debate, Democrats have advanced a multitude of consumer-focused solutions to our national health care crisis. From the beginning, Republicans have refuted those ideas at every turn.

January 19, 2011

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Reform repeal would balloon deficit

Repealing this legislation would kill many protections desperately needed by millions of Americans, including American entrepreneurs who continue to receive lip service from Republicans.

January 7, 2011

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Happy three month anniversary for ACA

President Obama likes his health reform legislation. Go figure. And today, he also gave consumers more reasons to like the legislation – namely a bunch of consumer protections the administration is calling the “patient bill of rights.” How about reversing course? The POTUS said – in a nutshell – “Let’s not and say we didn’t.” […]

June 22, 2010

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Health Wonk Review June 5 2014

Health Wonk Review for June 5, 2014

If you haven’t gotten your health policy fix, head over to Health Wonk Review –…


Looking beyond the botched ACA rollout

"People have given up on the repeal. There are very few people who want Congress to…

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Figuring out how to put ‘skin in the game’

The studies indicate that people are very responsive to healthcare prices when they see…

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Can we ‘do the right thing’ profitably?

David Cutler was the author of a prescient and scathing 2010 analysis warning of the need…


Dem ad slays Obamacare-hating Republican

Of the nearly half a billion dollars that has been spent on political ads mentioning the…


Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2014

Summer's here (at least it is where I am) and with it comes a summer-y edition of Health…

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Obamacare: Just what the doctor ordered?

In Part 2 of my conversation with Sabrina Corlette, we talk about whether the Affordable…

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Health Wonk Review for May 8, 2014

Just a reminder that if you're still looking for some compelling health policy reading…


‘Bros’ on board – and other promising signs

With 8 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare's exchanges – 28 percent of them young…

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Will you need a cancer insurance policy?

While the Affordable Care Act has greatly expanded coverage for millions of Americans –…

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Miss open enrollment? You’ve got options.

Now that open enrollment has ended – and the extensions have passed in most states –…

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Save on prescription drugs close to home

The good news is that, whether you are insured or uninsured, anyone can utilize a few…

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Will you owe a penalty under Obamacare?

If, for whatever reason, you decide not to purchase coverage in 2014, you can use the…


Qualifying events that can get you coverage

Even if you missed the general open enrollment, you could still have an opportunity to…

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Short-term health insurance

Now that the 2014 Obamacare open enrollment period is over, a short-term policy will…

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Student health insurance

Before college starts, students and their families need to ensure that their health…

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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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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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