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No one should be denied coverage for a cancer treatment.

Millennials do want – and need – health insurance

July 8, 2016 – Ignore the Obamacare naysayers. Millennials do want health insurance. In fact, the percentage of uninsured millennials has declined to… Read more

Will Simple Choice plans live up to their name?

Will ‘Simple Choice’ plans live up to their name?

June 9, 2016 – Last month, HealthCare.gov CEO Kevin Counihan announced that "Simple Choice" plans will be available through ACA's marketplaces when open… Read more

Underinsured Americans.

Under the radar: still too many underinsured in U.S.

May 22, 2015 – The Affordable Care Act has taken a big bite out of the ranks of the uninsured. But the underlying cost of healthcare in the United States… Read more

ACA: threat to employer-sponsored plans?

February 27, 2014 – If you are among the 60 percent of Americans who have health insurance coverage through your workplace, you may be worried about how… Read more

Wall Street Journal headline.

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

Health Wonk Review for May 22, 2013

May 28, 2013 – Brad Wright, over at Wright on Health, has one of the most compelling editions - heck probably THE most compelling edition - we've seen… Read more

The ‘wild ride’ ahead for Obamacare

February 15, 2013 – Harold Pollack talks with Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor of The New Republic about the "wild ride" ahead for the Affordable Care Act, now… Read more

IRS ruling a ‘disaster for Obamacare?’ Nope.

February 5, 2013 – The claim that - as a result of an IRS ruling - “millions” will be left uninsured under Obamacare is "fear-mongering, pure and simple,"… 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

Consumer protections in industry crosshairs

January 25, 2013 – If you're a 20- or 30-something and have health coverage, you're being targeted by insurance industry campaign to eliminate two important… Read more

Predicting the future of insurance premiums

January 22, 2013 – Today, many Americans are asking, "Will my premiums go up in 2014?" There is no simple answer ... but the answer for many Americans is that… 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