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Will health reform still be a ‘BFD’ in 2014? photo

Will health reform still be a ‘BFD’ in 2014?

January 28, 2014 – In the final segment of our interview, Jon provides a short list of indicators he expects to use in the coming year to determine whether… Read more

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Obamacare pitfalls and protections

January 27, 2014 – In Part 1 of my interview with Jonathan Cohn, we talked about what’s working with the Affordable Care Act (and what’s not) – and also… Read more

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The State of Obamacare

January 26, 2014 – This week, we have a return appearance by Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic. He's one of the nation's most widely read and… Read more

Medicaid – and what having it means to ERs photo

Medicaid – and what having it means to ERs

January 2, 2014 – Although the dollars at stake are small, this finding will probably generate much partisan sniping related to health reform. Liberals will… Read more

‘Pajama Boy’: Id of the anti-ACA machine photo

‘Pajama Boy’: Id of the anti-ACA machine

December 23, 2013 – Critics can joke all they want about 'Pajama Boy,' but the campaign's message is no joke: We owe it to our kids to have this conversation… Read more

FDR’s lesson for skittish Democrats photo

FDR’s lesson for skittish Democrats

December 17, 2013 – " ... We certainly can draw lessons from [FDR] ... that you cannot leave the field. And what I've seen over and over again ... the… Read more

Identifying Obamacare’s victims photo

Identifying Obamacare’s victims

December 12, 2013 – Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times talks with Harold Pollack about his interviews with the subjects of two high-profile Obamacare… Read more

How the media gets social insurance wrong photo

How the media gets social insurance wrong

December 10, 2013 – In Part 2 of my interview with Michael Hiltzik, Michael notes that there are parallels between the media's coverage of the rollout Social… Read more

FDR’s New Deal and Obama’s newer deal photo

FDR’s New Deal and Obama’s newer deal

December 8, 2013 – My guest this week is Michael Hiltzik, a columnist with the Los Angeles Times and the author of The New Deal: A Modern History, now out in… Read more

‘There will be some bugs …’ photo

‘There will be some bugs …’

November 26, 2013 – 'There will be some bugs. People will emerge with some bug bites on them, but you know the health system before ACA was one in which 50… Read more

Getting the scoop on Obamacare photo

Getting the scoop on Obamacare

November 22, 2013 – In Part 3, Joanne Kenen and Harold Pollack talk about how media’s been covering the rollout of Obamacare – and what reporters are… Read more

ACA’s winners far outnumber its losers photo

ACA’s winners far outnumber its losers

November 20, 2013 – "OK, people with cancelled insurance policies have a grievance. So does the much larger group of uninsured people with serious diagnosed… Read more