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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

is this thing on

‘Is this thing on?’

July 11, 2013 – The media's coverage of the implementation of the health care reform law has been so much like the way most reporters cover political… Read more

repeal employer mandate

Obamacare’s employer mandate delayed:

July 8, 2013 – As usual the doomsters are ignoring the facts. The delay will affect only a fraction of U.S. employers and even fewer… Read more


100 days until ACA enrollment starts

June 22, 2013 – Sunday, June 23, marks 100 days until the first day that people will be able to enroll in an affordable health insurance plan through the… 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

can't wait for Obamacare

“It’s not health insurance. It’s…

June 17, 2013 – I was approaching 60 years of age; I had exhausted my savings to pay for a private health insurance policy that was no longer financially… Read more

health wonk review

Health Wonk Review for June 5, 2013

June 13, 2013 – Jason Shafrin, over at the Healthcare Economist, took a game show approach to the most recent edition of the Health Wonk Review and we must… Read more

will work for health benefits

Obamacare giveth. Employers taketh…

May 31, 2013 – You gotta wonder how some people in the health insurance business sleep at night. Oh wait. You can’t sleep if you stay up late thinking… Read more

falling health insurance premiums

Projections evidence ‘rate shock is a…

May 28, 2013 – Critics of Obamacare who warned us that health reform would result in "rate shock" haven't had much to say lately thanks to surprisingly… Read more

health wonk review

Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2013

May 28, 2013 – Brad Wright, over at Wright on Health, has one of the most compelling editions - heck probably THE most compelling edition - we've seen… Read more

non-profit health insurance ACA

Who will sell health insurance in the…

May 25, 2013 – There won't be enough insurance offerings, the critics claim, to create competition in the marketplaces where small business owners and… Read more