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September, 2016

Health Wonk Review is 10!

Health Wonk Review for September 22, 2016

September 23, 2016 – In our opinion each new edition of Health Wonk Review is an opportunity to celebrate great health policy blogging. This week, we're… Read more

Medicare-advantage as a thing.

A Medicare buy-in Republicans can love

September 23, 2016 – One might assume that Republicans would never go for a Medicare buy-in, as it would expand the ranks of those who get "government-run"… Read more

Southerners and women get bigger subsidies.

Southerners – and women – enjoy bigger subsidies

September 23, 2016 – ACA's subsidies are working just as they were intended to: Subsidies are higher where incomes are lower, and after-subsidy premiums are… Read more

Gov Matt Bevin destroys Kentucky's health reform progress.

State elections can make or break health reform

September 21, 2016 – There are plenty of political candidates on the ballots this year who have big plans for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and… Read more

Digging for health savings.

7 reasons for ending off-exchange enrollment

September 15, 2016 – If every ACA-compliant plan was only available via the exchanges, millions more could have access to ACA's tax… Read more

Burying Obamacare headlines.

Burying great Obamacare headlines

September 14, 2016 – Too bad the news that 700,000 people got health insurance happened to hit on a day where a more important economic story broke: "Wrigley… Read more

Do we need stiffer ACA penalties?

Do we need a stiffer individual mandate penalty?

September 14, 2016 – Would a heftier tax penalty for being uninsured fix anemic marketplace enrollment and help to prevent an ACA death spiral? At least one… Read more

Health Wonk Review Sept 2016

Health Wonk Review for September 8, 2016

September 9, 2016 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is up over at Health Business Blog. Thanks to David E. Williams for hosting the Back to School… Read more

A blue wave needed in 2016 elections to advance Obamacare.

A Medicare Advantage for the ACA marketplace?

September 8, 2016 – Are there means other than a 'public option to establish "government rates" as a marketplace norm? Jon Kingsdale, the founding executive… Read more