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November, 2015

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

Carly Fiorina on Medicaid.

Medicaid: Worst insurance in America?

November 17, 2015 – When it comes to children with special health care needs, Medicaid is often better than the available public or private alternatives. The… Read more

Obamacare is NOT collapsing.

Is Obamacare ‘collapsing’?

November 16, 2015 – The Affordable Care Act is not a perfect law by a long shot, and critics will continue to take shots at it for political gain, but it most… Read more

An ACA success story.

A dream come true (and a nightmare ended)

November 11, 2015 – Shirley Cayko dreamed of opening her own mental health practice, but held off because she was quoted health insurance premiums of $5,000 a… Read more

Is Obamacare a stepping stone.

Obamacare: A Stepping Stone?

November 9, 2015 – The following guest post is from Simon F. Haeder, the winner of's 2014 Health Wonk Scholarship. Haeder is a Ph.D.… Read more

Health Wonk for open enrollment.

Health Wonk Review for November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015 – We thought that David Williams nailed it with the title of the current edition of Health Wonk Review: The Open Season on Open Enrollment… Read more