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The Incidental Economist

‘Going bare’: risky, irresponsible suggestion

August 3, 2013 – Conservative organizations are mounting a cynical campaign to undermine the Affordable Care Act by encouraging young healthy adults to "go… Read more

Obamacare and the disability community

June 19, 2013 – Sam Bagenstos, one of the nation's leading experts on disability law, talks with Harold Pollack about the Americans with Disabilities Act… Read more

The ACA and mental health coverage

May 17, 2013 – Perhaps the most under-covered aspect of health reform is its dramatic expansion of coverage for the treatment of psychiatric and substance… Read more

Can we spend less AND improve quality?

March 11, 2013 – Harold Pollack continues his series of interviews with health policy experts, talking this month with Michael Chernew, Professor of Health… Read more

Health Wonk Review for January 31, 2013

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

How I became a health policy wonk, my favorite policy charts, and what’s ahead for health reform

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

Forbes blogger, Romney surrogate, launches 11th-hour assault on Obamacare

November 1, 2012 – Blogger Avik Roy, a Romney campaign advisor, has released a last-minute - and misleading - flurry of posts purporting to demonstrate the… Read more

“A clear choice on election day”

October 3, 2012 – Boston University health economist and researcher Austin Frakt discusses the implications of the November elections with Harold Pollack in… Read more

Mitt myths about ER care and the uninsured

September 27, 2012 – Conservatives have claimed for years that emergency care provides a suitable safety net for people who cannot or do not obtain health… Read more

GOP duo’s fuzzy math catches up to them

September 10, 2012 – "For 30 years, Republicans have been getting away, politically, with providing fuzzy numbers about so many things. The Romney campaign has… Read more

We’re better off for Obama’s health reform

September 6, 2012 – Harold Pollack: Clinton delivered the best speech of the 2012 campaign. "No one in American politics can rival Clinton's ability to weave… Read more

“It’s a floor wax. No, it’s a dessert topping.”

August 31, 2012 – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are peddling a magical Medicare concoction that's appetizing to seniors – promised protection from $716 in… Read more