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buried-obamacare-good-news

Burying great Obamacare headlines

September 14, 2016 – Too bad the news that 700,000 people got health insurance happened to hit on a day where a more important economic story broke: "Wrigley… Read more

Can Hillary Clinton use the Affordable Care Act's gains to bring the nation closer to 100 percent health coverage?

How close can we get to zero percent…

February 7, 2016 – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both want to bring the nation closer to 100 percent health coverage? Here are some proposals for… Read more

No, Sen. Cruz, 50 percent rate hikes are most certainly not happening "all over the country."

Debunking the Cruz health coverage…

January 22, 2016 – No, Sen. Cruz, 50 percent rate hikes are most certainly not happening "all over the… Read more

ACA number cruncher Charles Gaba: CBO's enrollment projections are pie in the sky; still, expect 14.7 million to sign up for QHPs

Prediction: QHP enrollment will swell…

October 15, 2015 – Before I go any further, let me say this flat out: No. Actual exchange enrollments in 2016 are not going to reach the CBO's 21 million… Read more

King v Burwell SCOTUS Dawn Erina

The life-or-death impact of King v.…

June 3, 2015 – "There are people who are going to survive because they have gotten insurance through Obamacare – there are people who will not die… Read more

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

good old days before Obamacare

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

Obamacare open enrollment window

Fixing Obamacare’s broken window

April 17, 2014 – Spreading out open enrollment would allow carriers and exchanges to maintain level staffing throughout the year, and would result in better… Read more

flushing ACA subsidies

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

red-state Medicaid expansion

Cruel irony: millions too poor for…

March 20, 2014 – In states that have not expanded Medicaid, the people who most desperately need help paying for health insurance – those with the lowest… Read more

coverage-is-good-medicine

Bringing profound change by bus, yet…

March 2, 2014 – Most of the folks we met on the tour were unaware that nearly 6 in 10 people who don’t have health coverage and are eligible for coverage… Read more

Wall Street Journal ACA

Looking for the down side?

January 19, 2014 – Despite the Journal’s headline, important progress is being made. Millions of people who previously were uninsured because they… Read more

winners-losers-obamacare

ACA’s winners far outnumber its losers

November 20, 2013 – "OK, people with cancelled insurance policies have a grievance. So does the much larger group of uninsured people with serious diagnosed… Read more

enrollment-number

The exchange enrollment numbers are…

November 15, 2013 – When will we have enough enrollment data to make a definitive conclusion about the Affordable Care Act’s success? The easiest answer is… Read more

Tea Partiers

Health reform haters gone wild

October 10, 2013 – There's really something about the opposition – for the reasons you described and from the standpoint of sheer governance, the way in… Read more

going bare uninsured

‘Going bare’: risky, irresponsible…

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

Families USA Affording Health Coverage

26 million eligible for help paying…

April 18, 2013 – We at Families USA estimate that nearly 26 million Americans will be eligible for premium tax credits to help make health coverage… Read more

Marsha Blackburn questions Wendell Potter

A helping hand for Rep. Marsha…

March 28, 2013 – In fact, one of the real objectives of the “Time for Affordability” PR and advertising campaign the insurance industry is waging is to… Read more

health wonk review

Health Wonk Review for March 14, 2013

March 18, 2013 – The latest edition of Health Wonk Review is up, hosted over at the Health Business Blog. Thanks to David E. Williams for the great… Read more

Medicaid spending under Obamacare

Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid…

December 3, 2012 – The governors and the president needs the other. Each side has a (possibly perverse) stake in the other’s success. Each would also be… Read more