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May, 2013

Obamacare giveth. Employers taketh away?

May 31, 2013 – You gotta wonder how some people in the health insurance business sleep at night. Oh wait. You can’t sleep if you stay up late thinking… Read more

Projections evidence ‘rate shock is a crock’

May 28, 2013 – Critics of Obamacare who warned us that health reform would result in "rate shock" haven't had much to say lately thanks to surprisingly… Read more

Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2013

May 28, 2013 – Brad Wright, over at Wright on Health, has one of the most compelling editions - heck probably THE most compelling edition - we've seen… Read more

Who will sell health insurance in the exchanges? Non-profit insurers.

May 25, 2013 – There won't be enough insurance offerings, the critics claim, to create competition in the marketplaces where small business owners and… Read more

The 37th vote to repeal health reform: Why?

May 21, 2013 – 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… Read more

The ACA and mental health coverage

May 17, 2013 – Perhaps the most under-covered aspect of health reform is its dramatic expansion of coverage for the treatment of psychiatric and substance… Read more

Health Wonk Review for May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013 – The latest greatest edition of Health Wonk Review is live over at Managed Care Matters and, as host Joe Paduda notes, it’s all about… Read more

No shortage of insurance ‘flavors’ ahead

May 7, 2013 – Industry insider Wendell Potter says consumers shouldn't fall for headlines predicting that insurance carriers will offer few plan options… Read more