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2011 and the future of health reform

December 31, 2010 – It's hard to feel good about the way Congress finally passed those provisions into law. We're as disheartened about the way Congress… Read more

Health reform’s individual mandate

December 22, 2010 – Democrats have, so far, missed a great opportunity to sell the individual mandate by tapping into the Republican theme of personal… Read more

Bush: the gift that keeps on giving

December 13, 2010 – Health reform’s individual mandate provision – the requirement that all taxpayers purchase health insurance beginning in 2014 – has… Read more

Health repealers urged to walk their talk

November 19, 2010 – Those conservatives who are pledging to repeal health care reform should first reject their own taxpayer-subsidized health insurance on… Read more

Insurers pay big to defeat public option …

November 18, 2010 – A story on Bloomberg reveals that the leading health insurance industry group – America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) –funneled… Read more

Are you really ready to enroll in Medicare?

November 18, 2010 – Most folks are confused by all of the health insurance options. But as confusing as that is it doesn't – in our opinion – hold a candle… Read more

Doctor-lawmaker takes ‘hippocritical’ oath

November 16, 2010 – For 28 days, newly elected Rep. Andy Harris will be able to honestly tell the 761,000 people in his state who have no health coverage that… Read more

Insurance company profits up 41 percent

November 15, 2010 – Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) has sent a letter to the top ten for-profit health insurance companies demanding they pass their excessive… Read more

Health reform squeezes donut hole

November 11, 2010 – Many seniors will get a nice surprise in 2011 – the donut hole in prescription drug coverage left in place during a previous round of… Read more

GOP shouldn’t undo Obamacare

November 3, 2010 – It doesn't take a political wizard to understand that health reform will hit a brick wall as a result of the election results. The brick… Read more

The data says, ‘physician, heal thyself

October 27, 2010 – When it comes to physicians and the way they're reimbursed by Medicare, there's plenty to debate – even among… Read more

GOP pollster to party: zip it

October 15, 2010 – Republicans are dreaming if they think voters will uniformly reject each and every one of the provisions of health reform that have already… Read more