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Merry Christmas Murphy Health Wonk Review.

Health Wonk Review for December 17, 2015

December 18, 2015 – Ho! Ho! Ho! Our jolly leader, Julie Ferguson, has delivered a sleigh full of goodies in this week's Holiday Edition of Health Wonk Review… Read more

Judges could remove ACA protections on birth control access.

How millions could lose birth control coverage

December 14, 2015 – Who should care about attempts to roll back Obamacare's birth control coverage? The 99 percent of American women who've used a… Read more

The ACA brings LGBT equality.

LGBT gains under ACA are all about equality

December 10, 2015 – If you’re not lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, it might be tough to appreciate just how important the Affordable Care Act is to the… Read more

Remote Alaska.

Why 13 states have highest health insurance rates

December 9, 2015 – Five of the seven least populated states in the U.S. are on the list of states where premiums in a metropolitan area are the highest (and… Read more

Health wonks on parade.

Health Wonk Review for December 2, 2015

December 4, 2015 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted over at Health System Ed Blog and it's loaded with a virtual "parade" of policy… Read more

Surprise medical costs of balance billing.

Relief from the shock of ‘surprise medical bills’?

December 4, 2015 – Of all the failings in the U.S. healthcare system, among the most outrageous is the balance billing of insured patients at in-network… Read more

Billing surprises out of network.

A state-by-state fix for network adequacy issues?

December 1, 2015 – The Network Adequacy Model Act provides draft legislation for state laws that will ensure network adequacy in health insurance plans.… Read more

Not afraid of the Obamacare penalty?

The growing sting of the individual mandate

November 24, 2015 – The 2014 individual mandate penalty of $95 is about the equivalent of a monthly cable bill for many families: annoying but hardly… Read more

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

Kentucky can’t afford to undo health reform gains

November 24, 2015 – Health care reform is working, and Kentucky not only can afford to continue it, we can’t afford not to continue it. – Kentucky Gov.… Read more

Woman is thankful for Obamacare.

Why she’s giving thanks for Obamacare

November 23, 2015 – Obamacare offers peace of mind Khallilah Watkins didn’t have before – even when she was covered through an employer plan. Three years… Read more

Count your blessings Health Wonks!

Health Wonk Review for November 18, 2015

November 21, 2015 – A hearty "Well done!" to Brad Wright, who hosted the latest edition of Health Wonk Review over at Wright on Health this week. Health policy… Read more

States with the lowest insurance rates.

Why 13 states have lower health insurance rates

November 19, 2015 – Thirteen states have managed to keep health insurance premiums among the lowest in the country. What's their… Read more