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Medicaid expansion

‘Obamacare saved my life’

January 5, 2017 – While policy wonks analyze the political challenges of repealing Obamacare, millions of Americans who rely on it to help pay for lifesaving… Read more

Repealing the ACA would be the only…

December 16, 2016 – In sharing these stories, we hope that our policy makers will understand that the only true disaster is the one that awaits us if the ACA… Read more

For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who might be hurt. This is a human imperative, and there are many political opportunities to be effective.

Resistance to repeal will not be…

December 12, 2016 – For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who… Read more

Burying great Obamacare headlines

September 14, 2016 – Too bad the news that 700,000 people got health insurance happened to hit on a day where a more important economic story broke: "Wrigley… Read more

"[Hillary Clinton's healthcare proposal] is about as close to what I could realistically hope would come out of the Hillary/Bernie primary: More ambitious than her original plans but more realistic than his." - Charles Gaba

A healthcare plan that even Bernie…

July 11, 2016 – "[Hillary Clinton's healthcare proposal] is about as close to what I could realistically hope would come out of the Hillary/Bernie primary:… Read more

Obamacare's Medicaid expansion probably wouldn't dramatically reduce the incidence of suicide in the United States. But it would help.

Suicide rates – and how Medicaid can…

April 24, 2016 – Obamacare's Medicaid expansion probably wouldn't dramatically reduce the incidence of suicide in the United States. But it would… Read more

Should we extend coverage to the…

March 24, 2016 – The cleanest approach to our insurance market would be to exclude undocumented immigrants, as we have done. There’s only one problem:… Read more

Obamacare has absolutely been a game-changer for people with MS and other chronic illnesses. But there is still work to be done.

Obamacare: a game changer for MS…

January 13, 2016 – Obamacare has absolutely been a game-changer for people with MS and other chronic illnesses. But there is still work to be… Read more

Health care reform is working, and Kentucky not only can afford to continue it, we can’t afford not to continue it. – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

Kentucky can’t afford to undo health…

November 24, 2015 – Health care reform is working, and Kentucky not only can afford to continue it, we can’t afford not to continue it. – Kentucky Gov.… Read more

How red states propped up…

March 31, 2015 – Red-state governors and legislatures that refused the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion were probably aiming to help the ACA die the… Read more

ACA signups 28 million

Making a mountain out of 7 million…

November 8, 2014 – The uninsured slice has dropped by around 26 percent in just the first year of the exchanges/Medicaid expansion being operational. That's… Read more

Medicaid expansion debate

The human faces of the Medicaid debate

September 7, 2013 – ... roughly four million Americans suffer the dual challenge of being uninsured and suffering from disability or chronic illness ...… 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

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