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pre-existing condition

Scott "Walkercare" means hurt for women.

WalkerCare gives women reasons to worry again

August 23, 2015 – The “open market” Walker would establish would be the kind of health insurance market that existed before Obamacare. There would be no… Read more

Why pre-existing conditions mattered … to millions

August 19, 2015 – If GOP lawmakers were able to repeal Obamacare, their constituents ... the people who voted them into office ... would be among the biggest… Read more

Republican plan 2015.

GOP’s plan for the future would take us backward

February 9, 2015 – What are these so-called "new" ideas? They are actually old ideas ... ones we have been hearing about for over a decade. They didn't work… Read more

The ‘good old days’ before Obamacare

October 25, 2014 – We Americans have short-term memory when it comes to health care. Either that or far too many of us have bought – hook, line and sinker… Read more

2014 was a good year for health coverage.

2014: A very good year for health coverage

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

What isn’t catastrophic for Obamacare

December 23, 2013 – "I'm not surprised by the hyperbole. Ever since the story of cancelled policies broke, media coverage of the problem has verged on… Read more

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

Health reform: Be patient. It does work.

December 11, 2013 – What I do know is that I will never again face a $10,000 deductible. We gained $11,000 in deductible savings, a quality provider network,… Read more

5 questions for real Obamacare reporters

December 6, 2013 – Insurance industry insider Wendell Potter says that reporters who take the time to ask five simple questions can avoid being duped when… Read more

Finally: an escape from lifetime maximums

October 16, 2013 – Nathan Wilkes is a Colorado father who came face-to-face with the realities of lifetime maximum benefits on health insurance policies… Read more

‘We’re all in this together.’

October 5, 2013 – ... there is no way around the fact that our coverage is going to be significantly more expensive once our plan renews in 2014. And yet we… Read more

30 economists: we need individual mandate

July 18, 2013 – Yesterday, a small group of health policy experts organized by David Cutler, Jon Gruber, and me wrote a simple letter to Congress laying… Read more