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November, 2014

Health Wonk Review for November 20, 2014

Health Wonk Review for November 20, 2014

November 23, 2014 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted over at HealthBlawg, and we must say that host David Harlow has gone above and beyond to… Read more

Copper ACA plan.

Could Copper be ACA’s new precious metal?

November 19, 2014 – For some consumers, Copper plans could be just right. This is particularly true among healthy people who don't qualify for subsidies and… Read more

Zagruber film.

Exposing ‘Zagruber film’ to light

November 18, 2014 – I stand by my words. I can’t speak for Professor Gruber, but I don’t see anything he should walk back, either. Roughly 4 million… Read more

Health insurance market meltdown.

Supreme implications for subsidies and states

November 16, 2014 – I think if the King case prevailed, it would set up political crises on two levels. One is in those states that have decided not to set up… Read more

Charles Gaba enrollment prediction.

2015 projection: 12 million will enroll in QHPs

November 16, 2014 – The HHS Department thinks there will be about 9.1 million paying QHP enrollees out of about 10.4 million total. CBO is projecting 13… Read more

Kicking the tires on Obamacare.

HealthCare.gov puts focus on the bottom line

November 14, 2014 – The streamlining works. Entering as a single person, I was able to get to price quotes in under 30 seconds. That's very good news. A… Read more

McConnell cuts the heart from Obamacare.

Removing the heart of Obamacare

November 14, 2014 – Larry Levitt and Harold Pollack speculate about 'surgeries' the ACA might face as Republicans scheme to remove Obamacare's vital… Read more

Two views of Obama.

Is Obamacare’s greatest challenge its namesake?

November 13, 2014 – I think many people underestimated how partisan and ideological this would end up being. The President's a divisive figure and the law has… Read more

Seven million served.

Over 7 million customers served

November 11, 2014 – Focusing on the fact that natural and expected attrition has reduced to around 7 million the number of individuals who have gained… Read more

Bailing.

Why exchange website users aren’t ‘bailing’

November 11, 2014 – We shouldn’t be surprised by the finding that half of the survey respondents aren’t planning to go back to the exchange during the 2015… Read more

ACA signups 28 million.

Making a mountain out of 7 million QHPs

November 8, 2014 – The uninsured slice has dropped by around 26 percent in just the first year of the exchanges/Medicaid expansion being operational. That's… Read more

Erasing Obama from his namesake legislation.

Erasing the ‘Obama’ from Obamacare

November 7, 2014 – I don't think Republican leaders will lose any sleep because they won't be able to make fundamental changes to the law despite their… Read more