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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

Rep. Steve Scalise is shot -- tv image

What if Rep. Steve Scalise was uninsured?

June 19, 2017 – Tens of thousands of people are shot every year and survive their injuries. Many require costly forms of care. At least through ACA, we… Read more

The forward thrust of medicaid expansion.

The inevitable expansion of the Medicaid expansion

February 10, 2016 – States continue to realize the impact of Medicaid – and incentives to expand. Here's what's happening in states that aren't yet on board.… Read more

Living on $2 a day -- what to do about health coverage?

Millions get by on $2 a day. Can Medicaid help?

September 25, 2015 – In this edition, I'm talking with the University of Michigan’s H. Luke Shaefer, co-author of the important new book, $2.00 a Day: Living… Read more

King vs Burwell ruling.

The life-or-death impact of King v. Burwell

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

Luis Land Obamacare poster child.

Luis Lang wants to be Obamacare’s ‘poster child’

May 22, 2015 – Luis Lang has been working the phones to secure a spot on national television so he can help others like him who may be missing out on… Read more

Four Go Fund Me health insurance stories.

Four stories more deserving than Luis Lang’s?

May 21, 2015 – These are just a few of the 110,000 GoFundMe pages that have been created to help people who are in dire straits at the intersection of… Read more

Better Medicaid doctor access.

Study: The doctor is more likely to see you now

January 21, 2015 – For reasons that baffle me, ACA made Medicaid's enhanced reimbursement temporary. It expired December 31. Fifteen states plan to use their… Read more

Medicaid expansion, Santa!

Medicaid expansion for every state’s stocking?

December 20, 2014 – This is really a tragic situation where many, many low-income Americans are not eligible for financial help at all because they live in a… Read more

ACA signups 28 million.

Making a mountain out of 7 million QHPs

November 8, 2014 – The uninsured slice has dropped by around 26 percent in just the first year of the exchanges/Medicaid expansion being operational. That's… Read more

Pre-Occupied with Medicaid expansion

April 23, 2014 – Moral Mondays focuses on concrete, politically actionable grievances. Punitive voter ID laws and states’ refusal to embrace the Medicaid… Read more


Can Obamacare work even better?

April 9, 2014 – I think the average American voter is actually a charitable person, a big-hearted person. I don't think it's that the voters in Florida… Read more