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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

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

When I was nine, I was diagnosed with a serious childhood illness similar to spinal meningitis. I spent three months in the hospital. My grandparents had health insurance, but they weren’t allowed to list me as a dependent and their insurance wouldn’t cover my care. They were forced to make great sacrifices to pay for my health care. I got better, but when my grandparents looked for an insurance policy that would cover me they discovered that, because of my previous illness, they couldn’t find such a policy. Not from any insurer. Not at any price. I was branded with the words “pre-existing condition.”

Guaranteeing affordable health coverage for all

March 8, 2018 – Across the country, premiums keep rising as a result of repeated attempts to sabotage our health care system. Instead of re-hashing old,… Read more

Katya Powder

Enrolling like their lives depend on it

February 7, 2018 – More Americans are appreciating the Affordable Care Act more than ever – and they're showing it by continuing to enroll in ACA-compliant… Read more

Health Wonk Review for November 30, 2017

Health Wonk Review for November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 – If you feel you haven't quite gotten your fill of health policy for the week, head on over to xpostfactoid for the latest edition of… Read more

While the Trump Administration has been working to thwart the Affordable Care Act quite a few states have been taking action to shore up their individual markets and protect access to health care.

Four ways states are foiling Obamacare sabotage

November 7, 2017 – While the Trump Administration has been working to thwart the Affordable Care Act quite a few states have been taking action to shore up… Read more

So you’re telling me there’s a chance …

September 18, 2017 – With 13 days to go, I’d say Cassidy-Graham faces an uphill battle. But as we know, American politics sometimes delivers unlikely… 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