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February, 2017

President Truman and President Lyndon Johnson

Health Wonk Review for February 23, 2017

February 24, 2017 – Could there be a more perfect time for a President's Day edition of Health Wonk Review? I can't imagine one. Seems like everything that's… Read more

Sister Simone and health care.

I was spanked by a Nun on the Bus

February 23, 2017 – Democrats in Congress should consider pushing for a vetting of the Cassidy-Collins bill if only to keep Republicans from signing on to a… Read more

Medicaid cuts hurt disabled children.

Enrollment freeze: ‘the cold shoulder’ for neediest

February 22, 2017 – As a matter of political strategy, I understand why ACA's opponents might seek to divide Americans with disabilities from other Medicaid… Read more

Andy Slavitt quote.

Affordable Care Act supporters gird for battle

February 20, 2017 – We're at one of those moments right now for millions of American families. It's a moment to tell the truth to the American public. Get past… Read more

Aetna CEO has blood on his hands.

Health insurance industry has blood on its hands

February 15, 2017 – I don't know of any other country in the world that would allow insurers to treat their human being customers with such little regard. Yet… Read more

Protest of Obamacare repeal vote.

You’re protesting ACA repeal. Is anyone listening?

February 15, 2017 – To get a sense of how congressional representatives are responding to their constituents' calls about the Affordable Care Act, whether… Read more

Protest sign: how Obamacare saved my life

‘Obamacare Saved My Life, Too.’

February 6, 2017 – President Trump promised that once Obamacare's repealed everybody will be "beautifully covered." That would be great. But Kristin Wolf… Read more

The incredible shrinking President Trump.

When Obamacare goes high, Trump goes low. Sad.

February 3, 2017 – We know what to expect: No matter what happens with the law ... no matter how high its successes reach ... they will always go low. And… Read more