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Paul Starr wonders whether the nation can ignore a 'drumbeat of cynicism' and deliver health reform gains under a new administration.

Obamacare and its future under a new…

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

The reality of living on $2 a day in America: Even when families have CHIP coverage for their children, they'll all too often not eligible for Medicaid coverage for themselves ... and can't afford the medical services they need.

Millions get by on $2 a day. Can…

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

King v. Burwell implications

Supreme implications for subsidies and…

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

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

Obama two views

Is Obamacare’s greatest challenge its…

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

‘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

Part 2 Transcending Obamacare Avik Roy

‘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’

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

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

youth-enrolled-obamacare

‘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

Republican policy fail ACA

Will there be an ‘exodus’ to the…

April 10, 2014 – Harold: Now, would you be happy or sad if there was this exodus to the exchanges? Jon: I think I’d probably be, depends if the exchanges… Read more

uninformed Florida Obamacare

Can Obamacare work even better?

April 9, 2014 – I think the average American voter is actually a charitable person, a big-hearted person. I don't think it's that the voters in Florida… 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

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

Obamacare pitfalls and protections

January 27, 2014 – In Part 1 of my interview with Jonathan Cohn, we talked about what’s working with the Affordable Care Act (and what’s not) – and also… Read more

State of Obamacare 2014

The State of Obamacare

January 26, 2014 – This week, we have a return appearance by Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic. He's one of the nation's most widely read and… Read more

FDR lessons for Democrats

FDR’s lesson for skittish Democrats

December 17, 2013 – " ... We certainly can draw lessons from [FDR] ... that you cannot leave the field. And what I've seen over and over again ... the… Read more