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Starr and the future of Obamacare post election.

Obamacare and its future under a new president

November 4, 2016 – Paul Starr wonders whether the nation can ignore a 'drumbeat of cynicism' and deliver health reform gains under a new… Read more

Living on $2 a day -- what to do about health coverage?

Millions get by on $2 a day. Can Medicaid help?

September 25, 2015 – In this edition, I'm talking with the University of Michigan’s H. Luke Shaefer, co-author of the important new book, $2.00 a Day: Living… Read more

Health insurance market meltdown.

Supreme implications for subsidies and states

November 16, 2014 – I think if the King case prevailed, it would set up political crises on two levels. One is in those states that have decided not to set up… Read more

McConnell cuts the heart from 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

Two views of Obama.

Is Obamacare’s greatest challenge its namesake?

November 13, 2014 – I think many people underestimated how partisan and ideological this would end up being. The President's a divisive figure and the law has… Read more

Avik Roy author of Transcending Obamacare

‘Transcending Obamacare’ (Part 3 of 3)

September 10, 2014 – In our final interview segment, Avik Roy and Harold Pollack focus heavily on coverage for low-income Americans and how we should and could… Read more

Avik Roy Transcending Obamacare Part 2

‘Transcending Obamacare’ (Part 2 of 3)

September 8, 2014 – In Part 2 of my Curbside Consult interview with Avik Roy, our discussion is focused largely on his proposal's goal of controlling health… Read more

Transcending Obamacare by Avik Roy

‘Transcending Obamacare’

September 6, 2014 – Given their differences, you might be surprised that Avik Roy and Harold had a civil conversation about Roy's new "universal exchange"… 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

Figuring out how to put ‘skin in the game’

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

Can we ‘do the right thing’ profitably?

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

Job Lock from health care.

Obamacare: Just what the doctor ordered?

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