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reporting on social insurance

How the media gets social insurance…

December 10, 2013 – In Part 2 of my interview with Michael Hiltzik, Michael notes that there are parallels between the media's coverage of the rollout Social… Read more


Re-envisioned reform: a ‘gigantic…

August 18, 2013 – Last week, eight prominent health policy analysts released a new health plan at the conservative think tank, American Enterprise Institute.… Read more

health wonk review

Health Wonk Review for August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is posted over at Health Business Blog and according to host David E. Williams, the hot summer… Read more

congressional staffers Obamacare

A fuss over subsidies for…

August 7, 2013 – The decision to let Congressional staffers keep their federal subsidies to help buy coverage through the exchanges makes sense from a human… Read more

Obamacare repeal vote 40

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

Medicaid for the middle class

Obamacare ‘Medicaid for the middle…

July 31, 2013 – Yet another catchy phrase, "Medicaid for the middle class," is popping up in conservative propaganda. What are Obamacare's opponents trying… Read more


Will you receive an Obamacare subsidy?

July 23, 2013 – In 2015, there are 8.3 million people receiving premium subsidies through the Obamacare exchanges. enrollees who are… Read more

health wonk review

Health Wonk Review for July 18, 2013

July 22, 2013 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review, the Web's finest collection (we think) of health policy commentary, is live (and kicking) over at… Read more


30 economists: we need individual…

July 18, 2013 – Yesterday, a small group of health policy experts organized by David Cutler, Jon Gruber, and me wrote a simple letter to Congress laying… Read more

Keep Calm and Ignore the Repeal Votes

The end (of the wait for Obamacare) is…

July 12, 2013 – It’s a sour and angry time in Washington, D.C. Despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court found the Affordable Care Act to… Read more