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62 other reasons to say ‘ahhhh’

December 5, 2013 – This week, President Obama launched a campaign focusing the country's attention on the benefits of health reform. On Wednesday, he focused… Read more

Dreading higher premiums?

December 4, 2013 – Even if you won't get an ACA premium subsidy, there a handful of strategies you can try to help make your health insurance coverage more… Read more

An end to unaffordable out-of-pocket costs

December 2, 2013 – Armed with incomplete evidence, ACA's critics are claiming health reform will push out-of-pocket costs for insurance higher in the… Read more

‘There will be some bugs …’

November 26, 2013 – 'There will be some bugs. People will emerge with some bug bites on them, but you know the health system before ACA was one in which 50… Read more

Getting the scoop on Obamacare

November 22, 2013 – In Part 3, Joanne Kenen and Harold Pollack talk about how media’s been covering the rollout of Obamacare – and what reporters are… Read more

Health Wonk Review for November 21, 2013

November 21, 2013 – This week, we offer a hat tip to Henry Stern over at INSUREBLOG for putting together the pre-holiday – "pre-Thanksgivukkah" – edition… Read more

ACA’s winners far outnumber its losers

November 20, 2013 – "OK, people with cancelled insurance policies have a grievance. So does the much larger group of uninsured people with serious diagnosed… Read more

Is Obamacare bending the cost curve?

November 19, 2013 – "The new ways of trying to deliver healthcare, medical homes, ACOs, this alphabet soup of delivery system reform seems to make a difference… Read more

A tale of 3 health reform launches

November 16, 2013 – "The usual pattern is people yell and scream, a bill gets passed and the partisanship doesn't totally go away, but it abates. On this one,… Read more

The exchange enrollment numbers are out

November 15, 2013 – When will we have enough enrollment data to make a definitive conclusion about the Affordable Care Act’s success? The easiest answer is… Read more

Like your junk policy? You can keep it.

November 15, 2013 – Your insurer doesn’t have to cancel your policy just because it doesn’t cover the ten essential benefits. You’re not going to lose… Read more

‘The comeback of Obamacare’

November 13, 2013 – "It doesn't happen until January 1 ... No one gets their Medicaid until January 1. No one gets their exchange-based private insurance until… Read more