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Looking at subsidies.

A post-ACA subsidy that already exists

December 23, 2016 – Is deductibility of health premiums a promising 'repeal' component? See how it works for over 4 million who already take the… Read more

Lifetime caps for cancer patients?

Benefit maximums: An end to ‘free lunch’?

December 23, 2016 – Allowing insurers to impose benefit limits might help lower premiums, but would taxpayers, patients, and families be left holding the… Read more

Trump signs.

Obamacare for Trump’s base

December 23, 2016 – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many challenges. I wish that it did more for people. It also does an incredible amount of good for… Read more

Doctors for American on medicaid repeal.

Repealing the ACA would be the only true disaster

December 16, 2016 – In sharing these stories, we hope that our policy makers will understand that the only true disaster is the one that awaits us if the ACA… Read more

pre-existing conditions.

The sickest states are the poorest states

December 15, 2016 – The states most vulnerable to medical underwriting happen to be most in need of the Affordable Care Act's income-adjusted… Read more

GOP would price subsidies on age, not need.

A (Tom) Price cut for subsidized health coverage

December 14, 2016 – As a standalone replacement for the ACA, Tom Price's plan would render coverage unaffordable for the vast majority of the 20-plus million… Read more

Star Trek Enterprise and the Borg

Resistance to repeal will not be futile.

December 12, 2016 – For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who… Read more

HHS's Tom Price and HSAs.

The health savings accounts Tom Price loves

December 3, 2016 – To imagine that HSA-centric legislation is going to create a seismic shift in Americans' ability and willingness to save money is… Read more

Trump voters: take away my health coverage.

‘Please take away my health coverage.’

November 30, 2016 – How many Americans voted for Donald Trump (and presumably the rest of the Republicans on the ticket), "thus ensuring that they've… Read more

"I Just Voted" Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for November 11, 2016

November 15, 2016 – The media went crazy with post-election coverage last week and Joe Paduda made his own contribution with a special Post-Election Edition of… Read more

Trump to replace Obamacare

Replacing the ACA with something terrific

November 12, 2016 – If Trump were serious about offering "something beautiful" in place of the ACA, it might look very like a "BHP for all who need it" –… Read more

Trump promises "full repeal" of Obamacare.

The ‘Trump effect’ on your Obamacare coverage

November 12, 2016 – Donald Trump will be our next president. What exactly does that mean for your health insurance coverage and access to healthcare?… Read more