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Health Wonk Review for August 17, 2017 photo

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

Who really needs the public option? Trump Country. photo

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

Thanks, President Trump, for single-payer. photo

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

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

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

Can the GOP avoid a health premium train wreck? photo

Can the GOP avoid a health premium train wreck?

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

Health Wonk Review for July 21, 2017 photo

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

New Senate draft leaves its five fatal flaws intact photo

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

High out-of-pocket costs are a feature, not a bug photo

High out-of-pocket costs are a feature, not a bug

June 29, 2017 – The high cost sharing in the BCRA is not a bug, it's a feature. The Republican bill could aptly be called the Cost Sharing Inflation… Read more

Healthcare is about people – not legislative wins photo

Healthcare is about people – not legislative wins

June 23, 2017 – Healthcare is about people, not the legislative victories that Sen. McConnell so desperately… Read more

What ‘ramming through’ a health bill looks like photo

What ‘ramming through’ a health bill looks like

June 23, 2017 – Is what Senate Republicans have done anything at all like what Senate Democrats did to pass the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act?… Read more

The Senate’s Obamacare repeal bill: a cheat sheet photo

The Senate’s Obamacare repeal bill: a cheat sheet

May 26, 2017 – The Senate is working on its own version of repeal-and-replace legislation. Here's what happens next ... and how you can… Read more

You can only lie about policy in Washington, DC photo

You can only lie about policy in Washington, DC

May 25, 2017 – What's worse: Covering up for a 'joke' about Trump being paid by Vladimir Putin? Or fundamentally mischaracterizing the clear implications… Read more