Posts by month

January, 2017

President Trump's inauguration.

Health Wonk Review for January 26, 2017

January 28, 2017 – Sometimes, there's just so much health policy blogging out there ... it feels like Policypalooza or Wonktober Fest or something. Right now… Read more

Medicare block grants.

Could Republicans wreck Medicaid?

January 26, 2017 – By block granting Medicaid, Republicans will finally produce the death panels they’ve always… Read more

Paul Ryan nonsense.

3 GOP repeal comments that are eyeroll-worthy

January 22, 2017 – 'Ryan’s playing us all for fools in an effort to drum up support for his own version of healthcare reform.' – Louise… Read more

Minnesota Republicans take a chainsaw to health care.

The end of real coverage as we know it?

January 22, 2017 – Just how badly could Republicans mess with your health coverage? Minnesota's legislature has just passed a terrifying… Read more

Obamacare is not toast ... yet.

Obamacare is not ‘toast.’

January 20, 2017 – "The Affordable Care Act may be headed for destruction, but I'm betting not." – Harold… Read more

obama and biden and health care

Sadness. Gratitude. Cautious optimism.

January 20, 2017 – On this, the inauguration day of our 45th U.S. president, we will not mince words. We will not conceal our sadness as we bid fond farewell… Read more

7 was the GOP could blow up Obamacare.

7 ways the GOP could blow up ACA’s gains (or not)

January 17, 2017 – How will Republicans' repeal-and-delay strategy play out? Here are some possible scenarios, listed worst-to-best from the point of view of… Read more

Health Wonk Review.

Health Wonk Review for January 12, 2017

January 15, 2017 – If you're still doing some Sunday health policy catch-up reading, definitely check out the latest edition of Health Wonk Review, hosted by… Read more

Paul Ryan town hall.

High-risk pools were a last resort for a reason

January 13, 2017 – High-risk pools could be resurrected, and yes, they could potentially work. But they would require massive cash infusions from the federal… Read more

A protest against ACA repeal.

Stay calm and resist repeal.

January 12, 2017 – Supporters of the law who may fear a death blow was struck last night actually have plenty of time to channel their fear and nervous energy… Read more

Talking three GOPsenators off the health care ledge.

6 ways you can resist ‘insta-repeal’ of Obamacare

January 11, 2017 – What can you do to protect the ACA's hard-won benefits – 12 million people enrolled in health plans in the ACA marketplace, another 12… Read more

Back from the future -- the unwanted sequel.

Back from the Future. (A sequel we’ll all hate.)

January 6, 2017 – Obamacare is far from perfect, but as individuals and as a country, we are much better off with it than without it.… Read more