Posts by month

January, 2014

Safety net.

Two steps forward, one step back

January 30, 2014 – ACA is the most beneficial disability policy advance in decades, but not everyone will be helped. Nor will everyone be helped in the ways… Read more

Crocodile.

‘Bailout?’ ‘Unprecedented?’ Honestly?

January 29, 2014 – "What [ACA critics] don't tell you is that while $25 billion is a lot of money, it is pocket change compared to the enormous amount of… Read more

Biden's BFD.

Will health reform still be a ‘BFD’ in 2014?

January 28, 2014 – In the final segment of our interview, Jon provides a short list of indicators he expects to use in the coming year to determine whether… Read more

State of Obamacare 2014.

Obamacare pitfalls and protections

January 27, 2014 – In Part 1 of my interview with Jonathan Cohn, we talked about what’s working with the Affordable Care Act (and what’s not) – and also… Read more

Jonathan Cohn on The State of Health Reform in 2014

The State of Obamacare

January 26, 2014 – This week, we have a return appearance by Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic. He's one of the nation's most widely read and… Read more

Paper shredder.

Help paying for insurance? Not interested.

January 20, 2014 – A U.S. District Court ruling last week will ensure ACA's subsidies for millions who desperately need help with premiums, but surely… Read more

Wall Street Journal headline.

Looking for the down side?

January 19, 2014 – Despite the Journal’s headline, important progress is being made. Millions of people who previously were uninsured because they… Read more

Glass half full.

Health Wonk Review for January 16, 2014

January 17, 2014 – David Williams, over at Health Business Blog, has pulled together the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review, aptly titled the "Half… Read more

Expired milk.

Just how bad are junk health policies?

January 10, 2014 – In the pre-2014 individual health insurance market, the plan options ran the gamut from great to horrible. How could such worthless… Read more

Large ship.

Don’t expect ‘spiraling premiums’ in 2015

January 4, 2014 – Reinsurance, risk corridors and risk adjustment are ACA provisions specifically designed to stabilize new health plans, especially in the… Read more

Star Telegraph.

Anatomy of an Obamacare ‘horror story’

January 3, 2014 – "A lack of fact checkers does not explain why the newspaper ignored the news that one of its 'victims' had found good coverage. No editor's… Read more

An E.R.

Medicaid – and what having it means to ERs

January 2, 2014 – Although the dollars at stake are small, this finding will probably generate much partisan sniping related to health reform. Liberals will… Read more