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Health Wonk Review for September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is on the virtual stands over at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. As usual, it's chock full of… Read more

Kennedy’s 1980 message perfect in 2012

September 4, 2012 – "Ted Kennedy’s speech at the 1980 Democratic convention still echoes in my mind. It remains the finest, most inspiring political oration… Read more

Health Wonk Review for July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012 – The July 19 edition of Health Wonk Review is up over at Worker's Comp Insider, and this week's reviewer, Julie Ferguson, says it's a… Read more

Could missing word kill the ACA? No.

July 17, 2012 – Inevitably, opponents of the Affordable Care Act will continue to hunt for ways to undermine reform, says Washington & Lee law… Read more

Self-fulfilling media narratives

July 12, 2012 – The media picked up the story, repeated the heated rhetoric, and “fanned the flames … Before long, what constitutional experts thought… Read more

Today, the Supremes sang.

June 28, 2012 – I was not entirely surprised by the Court's decision. Indeed, on March 26, the day that the Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments, I… Read more

The Supremes and pre-existing conditions

June 24, 2012 – If the Supreme Court overturns the individual mandate that would require most Americans to buy insurance, it may rule that if everyone… Read more

Health Wonk Review for June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012 – This week's Health Wonk Review features columns from bloggers Maggie Mahar, Harold Pollack, and Henry Aaron. They… Read more

If individual mandate’s struck, what next?

June 18, 2012 – The goal of the mandate is to draw more healthy people into the insurance pool, so that the cost of care when we become sick can be spread… Read more

Why is SCOTUS hearing an ACA challenge?

March 28, 2012 – As Rachel Maddow observed last night: this case was "built up as the Super Bowl of American partisan politics." Thus, the Supreme Court was… Read more