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Affordable Care Act


Obamacare: A Stepping Stone?

November 9, 2015 – The following guest post is from Simon F. Haeder, the winner of's 2014 Health Wonk Scholarship. Haeder is a Ph.D.… Read more

PPACA Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for April 23, 2015

April 24, 2015 – Joe Paduda over at Managed Care Manners took the helm for the latest edition of Health Wonk Review and – much to our delight – he's… Read more

Spring Break Edition 2015 Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for March 26, 2015

March 27, 2015 – Jennifer Salopek over at Wing of Zock says the Spring Break Edition of Health Wonk Review is all about taking a break to read a little… Read more

Supreme Court Burwell

Justices Kennedy, Roberts are ‘votes…

March 4, 2015 – This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit that claims that the Affordable Care Act only allows… Read more

health insurance death spiral

Anatomy of a true health insurance…

March 4, 2015 – AHIP warned that eliminating the subsidies ... would quickly lead to the collapse of the individual health insurance market in those states… Read more

GOP gutting Obamacare

Removing the heart of Obamacare

November 14, 2014 – Larry Levitt and Harold Pollack speculate about 'surgeries' the ACA might face as Republicans scheme to remove Obamacare's vital… Read more

price responsive consumers

Figuring out how to put ‘skin in the…

June 4, 2014 – The studies indicate that people are very responsive to healthcare prices when they see them. If you raise people's price for meds, they… Read more

Curbside Consult David Cutler

Can we ‘do the right thing’…

June 3, 2014 – David Cutler was the author of a prescient and scathing 2010 analysis warning of the need for stronger management of information technology… Read more

Sabrina Corlette health reform

Obamacare: Just what the doctor…

May 13, 2014 – In Part 2 of my conversation with Sabrina Corlette, we talk about whether the Affordable Care Act is improving the health care system. Will… Read more

Health Wonk Review May - 2014

Health Wonk Review for May 8, 2014

May 11, 2014 – Just a reminder that if you're still looking for some compelling health policy reading this weekend, the latest edition of Health Wonk… Read more


‘Bros’ on board – and other promising…

May 11, 2014 – With 8 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare's exchanges – 28 percent of them young adults – the collapse of the Affordable Care Act… Read more


Could Obamacare save 24,000 lives a…

May 5, 2014 – This back-of-the-envelope calculation implies that ACA will prevent something like 24,000 deaths every year. That’s almost the number of… Read more


Health Wonk Review for April 24, 2014

April 25, 2014 – It's no secret that we're staunch supporters of the Affordable Care Act and the great gains it has delivered to millions of Americans who… Read more


Reports of ACA demise: greatly…

April 8, 2014 – For this edition of Curbside Consult, I Skyped with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts… Read more

Health Wonk Review March Madness

Health Wonk Review for March 27, 2014

March 30, 2014 – If you're one of those health policy diehards, definitely head over to the Health Affairs Blog, and check out Chris Fleming's "March… Read more

red state exchange hurdles

ACA’s surprisingly successful…

March 12, 2014 – If North Carolina were pulling up the enrollment rear, it probably wouldn't surprise anyone. The state has a Republican Governor and… Read more

ACA insurance company bailout

‘Bailout?’ ‘Unprecedented?’ Honestly?

January 29, 2014 – "What [ACA critics] don't tell you is that while $25 billion is a lot of money, it is pocket change compared to the enormous amount of… Read more


Will health reform still be a ‘BFD’ in…

January 28, 2014 – In the final segment of our interview, Jon provides a short list of indicators he expects to use in the coming year to determine whether… Read more

glass half empty Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for January 16,…

January 17, 2014 – David Williams, over at Health Business Blog, has pulled together the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review, aptly titled the "Half… Read more

Star-Telegram Obamacare

Anatomy of an Obamacare ‘horror story’

January 3, 2014 – "A lack of fact checkers does not explain why the newspaper ignored the news that one of its 'victims' had found good coverage. No editor's… Read more