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Health Wonk Review for September 14, 2017

September 15, 2017 – Whoops. Did you think that the never-ending battle over Obamacare was finally ... um ... ending? Wrong-o. As Louise Norris hints with the… Read more

‘Bare counties’ just got covered. Here’s why.

August 25, 2017 – As of late August, there are no "bare" counties for 2018 exchange coverage. There are lots of counties with just one insurer, but the ACA… Read more

Health Wonk Review summer lull edition

Health Wonk Review for August 17, 2017

August 18, 2017 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted over at Health System Ed and I've gotta say I appreciate the theme. (We certainly… Read more

Health insurance in "Trump Country"

Who really needs the public option? Trump Country.

August 15, 2017 – Trump Country really needs a way to bypass the ACA marketplaces entirely. So Democrats' favorite policy option – the public option –… Read more

Thank you President Trump?

Thanks, President Trump, for single-payer.

August 3, 2017 – I have no doubt that if President Trump follows through on his tweeted desire to see Obamacare implode – just to see what happens,… Read more

Elephant stampede

ACA repeal fails. At last, an end to the stampede?

July 28, 2017 – Like the crush of an elephant herd, the GOP's attack on the ACA was a blind rage that threatened to wipe out anything in its path. And what… Read more

Trump's health care train wreck

Can the GOP avoid a health premium trainwreck?

July 25, 2017 – Republicans – and President Trump – could act right now to reassure the health insurance industry and in doing so stabilize the… Read more

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Would your plan cover John McCain’s treatment?

July 25, 2017 – There are more than 12,000 Americans who will be diagnosed with glioblastoma this year. Unfortunately, many of them do not have the level… Read more

Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump on a road trip

Health Wonk Review for July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 – It's summer, and nothing says summer like a seemingly unending roadtrip with family – a journey always made to seem that much longer and… Read more

McConnell's health plan has five fatal flaws

New Senate draft leaves its five fatal flaws intact

July 14, 2017 – HAROLD POLLACK: Today, Republican Senate leaders released the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), their Affordable… Read more

how repeal might change small-group coverage

What ACA repeal could do to small-group coverage

July 7, 2017 – The GOP's ACA repeal legislation – and its waiver options for states to adjust essential health benefit requirements – would clearly… Read more

two young boys cite the pledge of allegiance

‘Justice for all’ must include healthcare

July 7, 2017 – If this country wants to have any control over the cost of healthcare coupled with positive health outcomes, it MUST seek ways to ensure… Read more