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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

Carsoncare vs Obamacare.

Is CarsonCare really ‘out of the box’?

October 28, 2015 – If President Carson would somehow be able to persuade Congress – even a GOP-controlled Congress – to go along with his HSA-for-all… Read more

Health Wonk Halloween.

Health Wonk Review for October 21, 2015

October 24, 2015 – It's short, it's sweet, and it's – you know – spooktacular. It's the Halloween Edition of Health Wonk Review and it's live over at the… Read more

Patrick Carr.

Pre-existing conditions? ‘No such thing’

October 23, 2015 – Patrick Carr went an awfully long time without health insurance. For someone living with two chronic health conditions — asthma and high… Read more

Enrollment predictions.

Prediction: QHP enrollment will swell by 25 percent

October 15, 2015 – Before I go any further, let me say this flat out: No. Actual exchange enrollments in 2016 are not going to reach the CBO's 21 million… Read more

Health Wonk cornucopia.

Health Wonk Review for October 12, 2015

October 14, 2015 – Thanks to Joe Paduda for posting the most recent edition – or to be more accurate editions – of Health Wonk Review over at Managed Care… Read more

Will Democrats debate health care?

How health policy should hijack tonight’s debate

October 13, 2015 – In my role as self-appointed moderator of tonight's Democratic presidential debate, I and a few of my friends have some questions about my… Read more

Do silver plans beat employer-based plans?

When ACA’s Silver beats employer-sponsored plans

October 7, 2015 – Most holders of Silver plans purchased in the ACA's marketplaces have more comprehensive overall coverage than most people with… Read more