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Paul Ryan

So you’re telling me there’s a chance…

September 18, 2017 – With 13 days to go, I’d say Cassidy-Graham faces an uphill battle. But as we know, American politics sometimes delivers unlikely… Read more

You can only lie about policy in…

May 25, 2017 – What's worse: Covering up for a 'joke' about Trump being paid by Vladimir Putin? Or fundamentally mischaracterizing the clear implications… Read more

The Zombie Trumpcare (AHCA) Cheat…

May 4, 2017 – After weeks of uncertainty, the House Republicans appear to finally have reached a point of certainty as to whether they can pass the… Read more

By allowing states to waive preexisting condition protections, AHCA would allow insurers to restore a practice called "medical underwriting" to rummage through your private business in ways that most Americans find intrusive and revolting.

Get ready for the uncomfortable…

May 3, 2017 – By allowing states to waive preexisting condition protections, AHCA would allow insurers to restore a practice called "medical… Read more

Wendell Potter: Speaker Ryan’s repeal…

March 31, 2017 – If you're not able to write Ryan a big check, the healthcare system he has in mind won't be centered on… Read more

Trump pulls vote on AHCA

Obamacare remains the law of the land.…

March 24, 2017 – After four hours of debate today, House leadership abruptly pulled H.R. 1628 – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — without a vote.… Read more

House GOP misleads with meme on health…

March 17, 2017 – Here's a rundown of the five claims the Republicans made in their meme, and an explanation on how some of us outside the House GOP caucus… Read more

Democrats in Congress should consider pushing for a vetting of the Cassidy-Collins bill if only to keep Republicans from signing on to a swift gutting of ACA funding via budget reconciliation.

I was spanked by a Nun on the Bus

February 23, 2017 – Democrats in Congress should consider pushing for a vetting of the Cassidy-Collins bill if only to keep Republicans from signing on to a… Read more

'Ryan’s playing us all for fools in an effort to drum up support for his own version of health care reform.' – Louise Norris

3 GOP repeal comments that are…

January 22, 2017 – 'Ryan’s playing us all for fools in an effort to drum up support for his own version of healthcare reform.' – Louise… Read more

High-risk pools were a last resort for…

January 13, 2017 – High-risk pools could be resurrected, and yes, they could potentially work. But they would require massive cash infusions from the federal… Read more

If Trump were serious about offering "something beautiful" in place of the ACA, it might look very like a "BHP for all who need it" – that is, a program offering plans to anyone lacking access to employer-sponsored insurance or another public insurance program.

Replacing the ACA with something…

November 12, 2016 – If Trump were serious about offering "something beautiful" in place of the ACA, it might look very like a "BHP for all who need it" –… Read more

Debate offers only a glimmer of hope…

October 10, 2016 – More than anything, ACA requires pragmatic, bipartisan problem-solving in an era of divided government and unprecedented polarization… Read more

About that health insurance you’ve…

June 23, 2016 – As tax payers, we've been subsidizing health insurance benefits for high-net-worth Americans for decades. In fact, since 1954,… Read more

Ryan’s outlandish proposal is wrong on the facts and ignores recent history. But it does give us a peek at what a Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act will look like – and it is both ugly and cruel. – Ron Pollack, Families USA

Paul Ryan pulls back the curtain

May 9, 2016 – Ryan’s outlandish proposal is wrong on the facts and ignores recent history. But it does give us a peek at what a Republican replacement… Read more

‘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

‘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

uninformed Florida Obamacare

Can Obamacare work even better?

April 9, 2014 – I think the average American voter is actually a charitable person, a big-hearted person. I don't think it's that the voters in Florida… Read more

Obamacare and the disability community

June 19, 2013 – Sam Bagenstos, one of the nation's leading experts on disability law, talks with Harold Pollack about the Americans with Disabilities Act… Read more

Obamacare repeal vote 2013

The 37th vote to repeal health reform:…

May 21, 2013 – I like economist Jared Bernstein's paraphrase of CBO's response: "You guys go ahead and keep gettin' your crazy on ... over here we're… Read more

Boehner Obama Thelma Louise

Is health care headed for the ‘fiscal…

December 3, 2012 – It's hard not to think about the movie "Thelma and Louise" with all the dire predictions about the coming"fiscal cliff." House Speaker… Read more