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Affordable Care Act

‘Bros’ on board – and other promising signs

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

Baseball field.

Could Obamacare save 24,000 lives a year?

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

Suggestion box.

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

'A life-costing tragedy'

Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated

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

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

Running hurdles.

ACA’s surprisingly successful exchanges

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

Crocodile.

‘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

Biden's BFD.

Will health reform still be a ‘BFD’ in 2014?

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 full.

Health Wonk Review for January 16, 2014

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 Telegraph.

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

2014 was a good year for health coverage.

2014: A very good year for health coverage

December 31, 2013 – Many of the newly insured are among the millions who have been unable to afford coverage in the past or have not been able to buy it at any… Read more

ACA marketplaces: The tide has turned

December 19, 2013 – "The people responsible for implementing the ACA have continued to concentrate on the task at hand, and their efforts are paying off.… Read more