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health-reform/reform-benefits

Can Medicaid make for fewer suicides?

Suicide rates – and how Medicaid can help

April 24, 2016 – Obamacare's Medicaid expansion probably wouldn't dramatically reduce the incidence of suicide in the United States. But it would… Read more

Obamacare delivered more birth options.

How Obamacare delivered more birth options

March 8, 2016 – Obamacare's coverage of pregnancy as an essential benefit was just the beginning of vastly improved access and expanded choice in… Read more

The ACA brings LGBT equality.

LGBT gains under ACA are all about equality

December 10, 2015 – If you’re not lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, it might be tough to appreciate just how important the Affordable Care Act is to the… Read more

Woman is thankful for Obamacare.

Why she’s giving thanks for Obamacare

November 23, 2015 – Obamacare offers peace of mind Khallilah Watkins didn’t have before – even when she was covered through an employer plan. Three years… 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

Erasing Obama from his namesake legislation.

Erasing the ‘Obama’ from Obamacare

November 7, 2014 – I don't think Republican leaders will lose any sleep because they won't be able to make fundamental changes to the law despite their… Read more

Job Lock from health care.

Obamacare: Just what the doctor ordered?

May 13, 2014 – In Part 2 of my conversation with Sabrina Corlette, we talk about whether the Affordable Care Act is improving the health care system. Will… Read more

Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for May 8, 2014

May 11, 2014 – Just a reminder that if you're still looking for some compelling health policy reading this weekend, the latest edition of Health Wonk… Read more

Baseball field.

Could Obamacare save 24,000 lives a year?

May 5, 2014 – This back-of-the-envelope calculation implies that ACA will prevent something like 24,000 deaths every year. That’s almost the number of… Read more

The dental crisis that’s driving patients away

April 15, 2014 – When increasing numbers of Americans cross the Mexican border to see a dentist ... you know we've got a growing health care crisis on our… Read more

'A life-costing tragedy'

Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated

April 8, 2014 – For this edition of Curbside Consult, I Skyped with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts… Read more

Safety net.

Two steps forward, one step back

January 30, 2014 – ACA is the most beneficial disability policy advance in decades, but not everyone will be helped. Nor will everyone be helped in the ways… Read more