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Medicare

Could Bernie love Hillarycare?

A healthcare plan that even Bernie could love?

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

Surprise medical costs of balance billing.

Relief from the shock of ‘surprise medical bills’?

December 4, 2015 – Of all the failings in the U.S. healthcare system, among the most outrageous is the balance billing of insured patients at in-network… Read more

Will Democrats debate health care?

How health policy should hijack tonight’s debate

October 13, 2015 – In my role as self-appointed moderator of tonight's Democratic presidential debate, I and a few of my friends have some questions about my… Read more

September 2014 Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 – Summer's over, the kids are back in school (yes!) and the fall sports seasons are underway. And with those seasons arrives a new season of… 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

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

Redwood trees.

Obamacare: Irreplaceable, irrepealable

April 7, 2014 – If you support the Affordable Care Act, know that your work is not yet done. And if you don't like it, you'll have opportunities to vote… Read more

Down the drain.

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

Valentines Day.

Health Wonk Review for February 13, 2014

February 13, 2014 – How do we love health wonkery? It's our week to host Health Wonk Review - and it's the annual Valentine's Day edition - so it's perfect… Read more

Safety net.

Two steps forward, one step back

January 30, 2014 – ACA is the most beneficial disability policy advance in decades, but not everyone will be helped. Nor will everyone be helped in the ways… Read more