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2018

President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans celebrate House passage of the American Healthcare Act on May 4, 2017.

Yes. Not having health insurance can kill you.

November 3, 2018 – The current ongoing line of false reassurances has to do with health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Many Republicans are… Read more

Candidate Andy Kim

The healthcare miracle that this election could ratify

November 2, 2018 – If Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, Republicans will lose power to redesign or defund the ACA. That's one of the many… Read more

Health Wonk Review for October 18, 2018

Health Wonk Review for October 18, 2018

October 19, 2018 – "They're creepy and they're kooky ... Mysterious and spooky ... They're all together ooky ..." They're the spine-chilling collection of… Read more

Health Wonk Review for September 27, 2018

Health Wonk Review for September 27, 2018

September 28, 2018 – Brace yourself for a serious malfunction… Read more

Republicans have decided they can pay homage to a sacred cow, even when they’re planning to kill it.

The GOP is still coming after your ACA coverage (whether you have a pre-existing condition or not).

September 27, 2018 – Republicans have decided they can pay homage to a sacred cow, even when they’re planning to kill… Read more

The debate over protection for people with pre-existing conditions has become a proxy war for what matters most on the healthcare front in West Virginia (and other poor red states): the ACA Medicaid expansion.

The assault on pre-existing conditions is the least of it

September 10, 2018 – The debate over protection for people with pre-existing conditions has become a proxy war for what matters most on the healthcare front in… Read more

Health Wonk Review for August 23, 2018

Health Wonk Review for August 23, 2018

August 24, 2018 – The kids are headed back to school and the pool is closed for the summer, but there's still time for one last edition of Health Wonk… Read more

The GOP is pooh poohing the effects of their Affordable Care Act sabotage by pointing to smaller premium increases for 2019. Democrats should point out that without GOP sabotage, premiums would be going downward.

What’s the real price of Obamacare sabotage?

August 23, 2018 – The GOP is pooh poohing the effects of their Affordable Care Act sabotage by pointing to smaller premium increases for 2019. Democrats… Read more

Health Wonk Review for July 11, 2018

Health Wonk Review for July 11, 2018

July 12, 2018 – Summer's here and the time is right for dancing .... uh ... I mean for another edition of Health Wonk Review. Peggy Salvatore, blogger in… Read more

Health Wonk Review for June 14, 2018

Health Wonk Review for June 14, 2018

June 15, 2018 – Henry Stern, who leads the blogging crew over at Insureblog, put together this week's edition of Health Wonk Review and has given it… Read more

President Trump says deregulation of association health plans will deliver "tremendous insurance at a very low cost." So why do policy experts overwhelming oppose the rule?

The problem with association health plans

June 1, 2018 – President Trump says deregulation of association health plans will deliver "tremendous insurance at a very low cost." So why do policy… Read more

Michael Johnson, Blue Shield Exposed

One way to ease ACA rate hikes? Fix the rebate formula.

April 25, 2018 – Want to help unsubsidized Affordable Care Act enrollees with premiums? Repair a glitch in the ACA's medical loss ratio… Read more