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repeal and replace

two young boys cite the pledge of allegiance

‘Justice for all’ must include healthcare

July 7, 2017 – If this country wants to have any control over the cost of healthcare coupled with positive health outcomes, it MUST seek ways to ensure… Read more

Who received the ACA Medicaid expansion help?

Clawing back coverage from the poor

July 5, 2017 – What argument could possibly convince critics of the Medicaid expansion that taking back health coverage from someone who earns $46 dollars… Read more

To GOP. higher out of pocket costs are a feature, not a bug

High out-of-pocket costs are a feature, not a bug

June 29, 2017 – The high cost sharing in the BCRA is not a bug, it's a feature. The Republican bill could aptly be called the Cost Sharing Inflation… Read more

Contrasting GOP and Democrat health reform processes

What ‘ramming through’ a health bill looks like

June 23, 2017 – Is what Senate Republicans have done anything at all like what Senate Democrats did to pass the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act?… Read more

Community rating in Obamacare

The new plan to cut out the heart of Obamacare

April 14, 2017 – Community rating is the one thing that keeps insurance companies from gouging most of their customers. It's the thing that helps makes the… Read more

Medicaid cuts hurt disabled children.

Enrollment freeze: ‘the cold shoulder’ for neediest

February 22, 2017 – As a matter of political strategy, I understand why ACA's opponents might seek to divide Americans with disabilities from other Medicaid… Read more

Obamacare is not toast ... yet.

Obamacare is not ‘toast.’

January 20, 2017 – "The Affordable Care Act may be headed for destruction, but I'm betting not." – Harold… Read more

obama and biden and health care

Sadness. Gratitude. Cautious optimism.

January 20, 2017 – On this, the inauguration day of our 45th U.S. president, we will not mince words. We will not conceal our sadness as we bid fond farewell… Read more

7 was the GOP could blow up Obamacare.

7 ways the GOP could blow up ACA’s gains (or not)

January 17, 2017 – How will Republicans' repeal-and-delay strategy play out? Here are some possible scenarios, listed worst-to-best from the point of view of… Read more

Paul Ryan town hall.

High-risk pools were a last resort for a reason

January 13, 2017 – High-risk pools could be resurrected, and yes, they could potentially work. But they would require massive cash infusions from the federal… Read more

A protest against ACA repeal.

Stay calm and resist repeal.

January 12, 2017 – Supporters of the law who may fear a death blow was struck last night actually have plenty of time to channel their fear and nervous energy… Read more

Talking three GOPsenators off the health care ledge.

6 ways you can resist ‘insta-repeal’ of Obamacare

January 11, 2017 – What can you do to protect the ACA's hard-won benefits – 12 million people enrolled in health plans in the ACA marketplace, another 12… Read more