Expert analysis of the latest health reform issues

Fourteen states have either locked in – or made progress toward implementing – at least ten provisions that will help preserve the ACA's impact.

What’s YOUR state doing to save the ACA?

June 7, 2019 – Fourteen states have either locked in – or made progress toward – at least ten provisions that will help preserve the Affordable Care… Read more

The kegger celebrating an attack on our healthcare

May 4, 2019 – Two years ago, House Republicans passed their bill (called AHCA) to gut the Affordable Care Act, and then held a kegger to celebrate.I… Read more

Peter Morley talks about healthcare with Senator Tammy Duckworth.

This battle to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions is personal

March 28, 2019 – Peter Morley's own chronic health issues (10+ and counting) inspired him to share the stories of other Americans with pre-existing… Read more

President Trump and House Republicans celebrate House passage of a bill to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Not even the slightest pretense:

March 26, 2019 – Since last night, my Twitter feed has been blowing up with people freaking out over the latest attack on justice, the rule of law and… Read more

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

The plan that lets anyone buy into Medicare

March 21, 2019 – Among the Medicare buy-in bills introduced by Democrats, only one – the Medicare for America Act – allows anyone to buy into Medicare… Read more

Mina Schultz, cancer survivor and advocate for the Affordable Care Act

Why I fight to save Obamacare

February 28, 2019 – Eight years ago, the Affordable Care Act helped save Mina Schultz's life. Now, she's trying to return the… Read more

Health Wonk Review December 12, 2018

Health Wonk Review for December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018 – 'Tis the season of giving – and Peggy Salvatore has come bearing gifts (nine of them in the form of blog posts, to be exact) as she hosts… Read more

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds approved the sale of non-Obamacare coverage in Iowa this year.

Will your state waive goodbye to ACA’s protections?

December 7, 2018 – The Trump administration's new rules for state 'innovation waivers' invite states to subsidize non-compliant insurance and radically alter… Read more

Health Wonk Review for November 18, 2018

Health Wonk Review for November 15, 2018

November 17, 2018 – Health services researcher Lisa Lines has taken the helm in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review. Welcome, Lisa, and thanks for… Read more

President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate House passage of the American Healthcare Act on May 4, 2017.

Yes. Not having health insurance can kill you.

November 3, 2018 – The current ongoing line of false reassurances has to do with health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Many Republicans are… Read more

Candidate Andy Kim

The healthcare miracle that this election could ratify

November 2, 2018 – If Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, Republicans will lose power to redesign or defund the ACA. That's one of the many… Read more

Health Wonk Review for October 18, 2018

Health Wonk Review for October 18, 2018

October 19, 2018 – "They're creepy and they're kooky ... Mysterious and spooky ... They're all together ooky ..." They're the spine-chilling collection of… Read more