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March, 2012

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

March 30, 2012 – The Court might damage or destroy the centerpiece of the Obama presidency. This would be an abuse of judicial power. It would also hurt… Read more

An elephant forgets: the individual mandate

March 28, 2012 – For nearly 20 years the GOP trumpeted the virtues of the individual mandate ... until it was enacted by a Democratic… Read more

Why is SCOTUS hearing an ACA challenge?

March 28, 2012 – As Rachel Maddow observed last night: this case was "built up as the Super Bowl of American partisan politics." Thus, the Supreme Court was… Read more

Will SCOTUS strike down health reform?

March 26, 2012 – 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… Read more

Happy birthday, health reform

March 23, 2012 – I was only a bit player in health reform, way in the back of the room when the real work was done. I still consider that work the most… Read more

Give your member of Congress a checkup

March 23, 2012 – Give your member of Congress a 'health reform checkup' at before the November… Read more

50 billion smiles for Obama supporters

March 15, 2012 – More good news for health care reform. The Congressional Budget Office – that nonpartisan referee that scores the financial impact of… Read more

Lifetime limits a big (million-dollar) deal

March 6, 2012 – The costs of removing lifetime caps on health insurance coverage are expected to be modest for insurance carriers. The impact for insured… Read more