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April, 2016

United Healthcare concedes ACA marketplaces.

Why insurers thrive (or dive) in ACA marketplaces

April 28, 2016 – Centene is happy with its marketplace profits. UHC is losing millions. Can the Iowa marketplace offer clues as to why carriers succeed or… Read more

Can Medicaid make for fewer suicides?

Suicide rates – and how Medicaid can help

April 24, 2016 – Obamacare's Medicaid expansion probably wouldn't dramatically reduce the incidence of suicide in the United States. But it would… Read more

A Minnesota public option on steroids.

Minnesota considers a ‘public option on steroids’

April 21, 2016 – If MinnesotaCare really is offered at a Silver-range price to all comers, its effective discount would be so huge that it's hard to… Read more

High deductibles don't work for consumers.

Why high deductibles don’t work

April 12, 2016 – Ultimately, high-deductibles handicap patients' and providers' ability to work together to effectively manage patients' health, prevent… Read more