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2015 Republican debate on FOX News

Has FOX News surrendered on Obamacare?

August 7, 2015 – "The fact that FOX barely mentioned [Obamacare] at all tonight was far more significant than any questions they might have brought up about… Read more

Harold Pollack Letter to Santa

Medicaid expansion for every state’s…

December 20, 2014 – This is really a tragic situation where many, many low-income Americans are not eligible for financial help at all because they live in a… Read more

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‘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

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‘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

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‘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

flushing ACA subsidies

Flushing away $10,000 to ‘just say No’

March 27, 2014 – "The vast majority of our clients are thrilled to find out they qualify for subsidies. But to some people, the premium tax credits feel… 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

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Bringing profound change by bus, yet…

March 2, 2014 – Most of the folks we met on the tour were unaware that nearly 6 in 10 people who don’t have health coverage and are eligible for coverage… Read more

red states and medicaid expansion

Red state pain won’t be limited to…

October 30, 2013 – Not only will the states end up paying billions of dollars in uncompensated care for residents who remain uninsured, but private health… Read more

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Cancer trumps ideology in reform…

September 29, 2013 – She is not a political pawn in the partisan battle. She is a mother of two young children, a wife, a friend, a working and breathing part… Read more

Medicaid for the middle class

Obamacare ‘Medicaid for the middle…

July 31, 2013 – Yet another catchy phrase, "Medicaid for the middle class," is popping up in conservative propaganda. What are Obamacare's opponents trying… Read more

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100 days until ACA enrollment starts

June 22, 2013 – Sunday, June 23, marks 100 days until the first day that people will be able to enroll in an affordable health insurance plan through the… Read more

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HHS gets specific: ACA’s essential…

February 22, 2013 – What's basic in health care is an issue of heated debate. Individuals and groups as diverse as cancer advocates, children's hospitals,… Read more

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The ‘wild ride’ ahead for Obamacare

February 15, 2013 – Harold Pollack talks with Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor of The New Republic about the "wild ride" ahead for the Affordable Care Act, now… Read more

health wonk review

Health Wonk Review for January 31,…

January 31, 2013 – Maggie Mahar provides a round-up of some of the most provocative healthcare posts of the past two weeks in this edition of Health Wonk… Read more

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Is pain-free Medicare reform possible?

January 25, 2013 – Last week, President Obama signaled that he is 'open to making modest adjustments to programs like Medicare.' Should seniors brace for bad… Read more

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How I became a health policy wonk, my…

January 11, 2013 – Harold Pollack talks with blogger Aaron Carroll about how he became a policy wonk, about his favorite health policy charts and the road… Read more

Medicaid spending under Obamacare

Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid…

December 3, 2012 – The governors and the president needs the other. Each side has a (possibly perverse) stake in the other’s success. Each would also be… Read more

Boehner Obama Thelma Louise

Is health care headed for the ‘fiscal…

December 3, 2012 – It's hard not to think about the movie "Thelma and Louise" with all the dire predictions about the coming"fiscal cliff." House Speaker… Read more

Obama big idea

Why there is no “Next Big Idea” for…

November 19, 2012 – Bottom line: The President doesn't need to come up with new ideas. He just has to stand firm on implementing what we… Read more