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President Barack Obama

Chelsea Clinton on extending ACA to the undocumented.

Should we extend coverage to the undocumented?

March 24, 2016 – The cleanest approach to our insurance market would be to exclude undocumented immigrants, as we have done. There’s only one problem:… Read more

Looking beyond the botched ACA rollout

June 5, 2014 – "People have given up on the repeal. There are very few people who want Congress to take more votes on repealing the ACA. Some people… Read more

Ice skater.

A health disaster waiting to happen

February 5, 2014 – Obamacare has offered solid footing to millions whose 'junk policies' were a disaster waiting to happen – offering the kind of coverage… Read more

62 other reasons to say ‘ahhhh’

December 5, 2013 – This week, President Obama launched a campaign focusing the country's attention on the benefits of health reform. On Wednesday, he focused… Read more

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

Lordy, Lordy. Obamacare Repeal Vote 40

August 2, 2013 – Folks, there's not a snowball's chance that the creatively named "Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013" will get anywhere close to… Read more

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

Obama wins Round One of budget standoff

December 7, 2012 – Now, the president will have to decide where he is willing to compromise on cutting government spending. There are, in fact, places where… Read more

Health Wonk Review for December 6, 2012

December 6, 2012 – Being what it is, Health Wonk Review is chock full of great blog posts – including a handful of them addressing the issue nearest and… Read more

Is health care headed for the ‘fiscal cliff?’

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

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

Why there is no “Next Big Idea” for reform

November 19, 2012 – Bottom line: The President doesn't need to come up with new ideas. He just has to stand firm on implementing what we… Read more