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October, 2013

Red state pain won’t be limited to poor

October 30, 2013 – Not only will the states end up paying billions of dollars in uncompensated care for residents who remain uninsured, but private health… Read more

Is Obamacare a ‘bonanza’ for carriers?

October 21, 2013 – “Wall Street is beginning to figure out that under Obamacare, for-profit insurers are not going to make out like bandits. Investors who… Read more

Seeing red over ACA obstruction

October 19, 2013 – One of the great ironies of the implementation of the ACA is that the states where the law is most needed also tend to be the states… Read more

The elephant in the room

October 17, 2013 – "People like (Marsha) Blackburn are far more interested in making sure that the powerful special interests – the ones who have easy… Read more

Finally: an escape from lifetime maximums

October 16, 2013 – Nathan Wilkes is a Colorado father who came face-to-face with the realities of lifetime maximum benefits on health insurance policies… Read more

The promise of health insurance exchanges

October 11, 2013 – “Even before ACA’s enactment, I felt that health insurance exchanges have the potential – this may be just a dream – to realize… Read more

Health Wonk Review for October 10, 2013

October 11, 2013 – Health Wonk Review's prestigious collection of health policy wonks weigh in on the government shutdown ... and why some members hate… Read more

Health reform haters gone wild

October 10, 2013 – There's really something about the opposition – for the reasons you described and from the standpoint of sheer governance, the way in… Read more

The dismal politics of Obamacare

October 9, 2013 – I think different Republicans hold a full range of motivations with respect to the health care law. Some oppose the Affordable Care Act out… Read more

The state of the state marketplaces

October 9, 2013 – The high initial traffic numbers are indicative of a program that will be successful overall. Given the propensity to procrastinate when… Read more

‘We’re all in this together.’

October 5, 2013 – ... there is no way around the fact that our coverage is going to be significantly more expensive once our plan renews in 2014. And yet we… Read more