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off-exchange enrollment ACA

Open enrollment’s ‘missing persons’

January 20, 2015 – Last spring I was shouting from the rooftops about off-exchange QHP enrollments at a time when most reporters (and especially ACA… Read more

Obamacare exchange open enrollment

Over 7 million customers served

November 11, 2014 – Focusing on the fact that natural and expected attrition has reduced to around 7 million the number of individuals who have gained… Read more

erasing Obama from Obamacare

Erasing the ‘Obama’ from Obamacare

November 7, 2014 – I don't think Republican leaders will lose any sleep because they won't be able to make fundamental changes to the law despite their… 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


Dem ad slays Obamacare-hating…

May 25, 2014 – Of the nearly half a billion dollars that has been spent on political ads mentioning the Affordable Care Act since 2010, just a little more… Read more


Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2014

May 23, 2014 – Summer's here (at least it is where I am) and with it comes a summer-y edition of Health Wonk Review, posted by Hank Stern over at… 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


‘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


Could Obamacare save 24,000 lives a…

May 5, 2014 – This back-of-the-envelope calculation implies that ACA will prevent something like 24,000 deaths every year. That’s almost the number of… Read more


Health Wonk Review for April 24, 2014

April 25, 2014 – It's no secret that we're staunch supporters of the Affordable Care Act and the great gains it has delivered to millions of Americans who… Read more

Health Wonk Review March Madness

Health Wonk Review for March 27, 2014

March 30, 2014 – If you're one of those health policy diehards, definitely head over to the Health Affairs Blog, and check out Chris Fleming's "March… Read more


A health disaster waiting to happen

February 5, 2014 – Obamacare has offered solid footing to millions whose 'junk policies' were a disaster waiting to happen – offering the kind of coverage… Read more

disability safety net Obamacare

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

ACA insurance company bailout

‘Bailout?’ ‘Unprecedented?’ Honestly?

January 29, 2014 – "What [ACA critics] don't tell you is that while $25 billion is a lot of money, it is pocket change compared to the enormous amount of… 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

Star-Telegram Obamacare

Anatomy of an Obamacare ‘horror story’

January 3, 2014 – "A lack of fact checkers does not explain why the newspaper ignored the news that one of its 'victims' had found good coverage. No editor's… Read more


2014: A very good year for health…

December 31, 2013 – Many of the newly insured are among the millions who have been unable to afford coverage in the past or have not been able to buy it at any… Read more

ACA tide has turned

ACA marketplaces: The tide has turned

December 19, 2013 – "The people responsible for implementing the ACA have continued to concentrate on the task at hand, and their efforts are paying off.… Read more

Obamacare winners losers

Identifying Obamacare’s victims

December 12, 2013 – Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times talks with Harold Pollack about his interviews with the subjects of two high-profile Obamacare… Read more