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Can we spend less AND improve quality? photo

Can we spend less AND improve quality?

March 11, 2013 – Harold Pollack continues his series of interviews with health policy experts, talking this month with Michael Chernew, Professor of Health… Read more

The ‘wild ride’ ahead for Obamacare photo

The ‘wild ride’ ahead for Obamacare

February 15, 2013 – Harold Pollack talks with Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor of The New Republic about the "wild ride" ahead for the Affordable Care Act, now… Read more

How I became a health policy wonk, my favorite policy charts, and what’s ahead for health reform photo

How I became a health policy wonk, my favorite policy charts, and what’s ahead for health reform

January 11, 2013 – Harold Pollack talks with blogger Aaron Carroll about how he became a policy wonk, about his favorite health policy charts and the road… Read more

Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion photo

Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion

December 3, 2012 – The governors and the president needs the other. Each side has a (possibly perverse) stake in the other’s success. Each would also be… Read more

Why Obama succeeded and Clinton failed photo

Why Obama succeeded and Clinton failed

November 27, 2012 – Health policy historian Paul Starr, author of Remedy and Reaction, explains why Barack Obama succeeded on health reform while Bill Clinton… Read more

Romneycare, Obamacare, and beyond

November 5, 2012 – Gruber was an architect of both Massachusetts' health reform effort aka Romneycare and also consulted extensively with the Obama… Read more

Forbes blogger, Romney surrogate,  launches 11th-hour assault on Obamacare photo

Forbes blogger, Romney surrogate, launches 11th-hour assault on Obamacare

November 1, 2012 – Blogger Avik Roy, a Romney campaign advisor, has released a last-minute - and misleading - flurry of posts purporting to demonstrate the… Read more

Mitt myths about ER care and the uninsured photo

Mitt myths about ER care and the uninsured

September 27, 2012 – Conservatives have claimed for years that emergency care provides a suitable safety net for people who cannot or do not obtain health… Read more

Makers, takers, and health reform photo

Makers, takers, and health reform

September 3, 2012 – Romney running mate Paul Ryan's speech last week criticized President Obama for enacting "a new entitlement we didn't even ask for." But… Read more

Health reform: it’s having each other’s back photo

Health reform: it’s having each other’s back

August 17, 2012 – Alleged Obamacare-related increase in price of Papa John's pizza ? 11 cents. Ensuring working Americans have a health care safety net?… Read more

Give free stuff to this single mom photo

Give free stuff to this single mom

July 20, 2012 – Harold Pollack explains that America's working single moms have much to lose if states refuse to expand Medicaid under health… Read more

Ah, to be in a red state after health reform!

June 30, 2012 – Supporters of the Affordable Care Act breathed a sigh of relief after Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. Yet many remain worried about the… Read more