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Harold Pollack

Avik Roy author of Transcending Obamacare

‘Transcending Obamacare’ (Part 3 of 3)

September 10, 2014 – In our final interview segment, Avik Roy and Harold Pollack focus heavily on coverage for low-income Americans and how we should and could… Read more

Avik Roy Transcending Obamacare Part 2

‘Transcending Obamacare’ (Part 2 of 3)

September 8, 2014 – In Part 2 of my Curbside Consult interview with Avik Roy, our discussion is focused largely on his proposal's goal of controlling health… Read more

Transcending Obamacare by Avik Roy

‘Transcending Obamacare’

September 6, 2014 – Given their differences, you might be surprised that Avik Roy and Harold had a civil conversation about Roy's new "universal exchange"… Read more

Looking beyond the botched ACA rollout

June 5, 2014 – "People have given up on the repeal. There are very few people who want Congress to take more votes on repealing the ACA. Some people… Read more

Figuring out how to put ‘skin in the game’

June 4, 2014 – The studies indicate that people are very responsive to healthcare prices when they see them. If you raise people's price for meds, they… Read more

Can we ‘do the right thing’ profitably?

June 3, 2014 – David Cutler was the author of a prescient and scathing 2010 analysis warning of the need for stronger management of information technology… Read more

Job Lock from health care.

Obamacare: Just what the doctor ordered?

May 13, 2014 – In Part 2 of my conversation with Sabrina Corlette, we talk about whether the Affordable Care Act is improving the health care system. Will… Read more

‘Bros’ on board – and other promising signs

May 11, 2014 – With 8 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare's exchanges – 28 percent of them young adults – the collapse of the Affordable Care Act… Read more

Baseball field.

Could Obamacare save 24,000 lives a year?

May 5, 2014 – This back-of-the-envelope calculation implies that ACA will prevent something like 24,000 deaths every year. That’s almost the number of… Read more

Pre-Occupied with Medicaid expansion

April 23, 2014 – Moral Mondays focuses on concrete, politically actionable grievances. Punitive voter ID laws and states’ refusal to embrace the Medicaid… Read more

Elephant trunk.

Will there be an ‘exodus’ to the exchanges?

April 10, 2014 – Harold: Now, would you be happy or sad if there was this exodus to the exchanges? Jon: I think I’d probably be, depends if the exchanges… Read more

'A life-costing tragedy'

Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated

April 8, 2014 – For this edition of Curbside Consult, I Skyped with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts… Read more