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Larry Levitt

Not afraid of the Obamacare penalty?

The growing sting of the individual mandate

November 24, 2015 – The 2014 individual mandate penalty of $95 is about the equivalent of a monthly cable bill for many families: annoying but hardly… Read more

Red State Medicaid.

How red states propped up HealthCare.gov

March 31, 2015 – Red-state governors and legislatures that refused the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion were probably aiming to help the ACA die the… Read more

Copper ACA plan.

Could Copper be ACA’s new precious metal?

November 19, 2014 – For some consumers, Copper plans could be just right. This is particularly true among healthy people who don't qualify for subsidies and… Read more

McConnell cuts the heart from Obamacare.

Removing the heart of Obamacare

November 14, 2014 – Larry Levitt and Harold Pollack speculate about 'surgeries' the ACA might face as Republicans scheme to remove Obamacare's vital… Read more

Two views of Obama.

Is Obamacare’s greatest challenge its namesake?

November 13, 2014 – I think many people underestimated how partisan and ideological this would end up being. The President's a divisive figure and the law has… Read more

Women reading on bed.

ACA: threat to employer-sponsored plans?

February 27, 2014 – If you are among the 60 percent of Americans who have health insurance coverage through your workplace, you may be worried about how… Read more

Wall Street Journal headline.

Looking for the down side?

January 19, 2014 – Despite the Journal’s headline, important progress is being made. Millions of people who previously were uninsured because they… Read more