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July, 2012

Aurora tragedy shows value of health reform

July 31, 2012 – The tragic July 20 movie theater attack in Aurora, Colorado, serves a grim reminder of the importance of universal coverage for even young… Read more

Why your state should expand Medicaid

July 29, 2012 – We have been told that in some red states conservatives "hate poor people." But my guess is that they'll hate higher premiums more. If… Read more

States will gain by expanding Medicaid

July 29, 2012 – In states where governors have vowed not to expand Medicaid, health insurance premiums are likely to go up as hospitals struggling to care… Read more

Give free stuff to this single mom

July 20, 2012 – Harold Pollack explains that America's working single moms have much to lose if states refuse to expand Medicaid under health… Read more

Health Wonk Review for July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012 – The July 19 edition of Health Wonk Review is up over at Worker's Comp Insider, and this week's reviewer, Julie Ferguson, says it's a… Read more

Could missing word kill the ACA? No.

July 17, 2012 – Inevitably, opponents of the Affordable Care Act will continue to hunt for ways to undermine reform, says Washington & Lee law… Read more

The Supreme Court’s decision buys time

July 13, 2012 – Thanks to the publicity, some learned that the Affordable Care Act's mandate will apply only to Americans who don't have employer-based… Read more

NAACP boos for Romney only the beginning

July 13, 2012 – Presidential candidate Mitt Romney appears amused during 15 seconds of booing that followed his comment that he would "eliminate every… Read more

Self-fulfilling media narratives

July 12, 2012 – The media picked up the story, repeated the heated rhetoric, and “fanned the flames … Before long, what constitutional experts thought… Read more

Lessons from Health Reform: Then and Now

July 1, 2012 – What the Clinton Administration tried to do with health reform may not have succeeded legislatively, but it taught us a lot of lessons that… Read more