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Former inmates need health care too

Healthcare lessons from the ‘World’s Prison Capital’

March 30, 2017 – If we want to help former inmates become productive members of society, we can start by removing barriers to health coverage and… Read more

Medicare block grants.

Could Republicans wreck Medicaid?

January 26, 2017 – By block granting Medicaid, Republicans will finally produce the death panels they’ve always… Read more

Doctors for American on medicaid repeal.

Repealing the ACA would be the only true disaster

December 16, 2016 – In sharing these stories, we hope that our policy makers will understand that the only true disaster is the one that awaits us if the ACA… Read more

Bill Clinton.

Live from Bill Clinton’s id, an ACA alternative

October 6, 2016 – Has Bill Clinton actively contemplated a Medicaid buy-in, or was his suggestion just a slip of the… Read more

Medicaid patients deserve care.

Medicaid patients deserve our care

August 5, 2016 – The Medicaid eligible population deserves our care. Most are employed full-time, some with two to three jobs that do not offer insurance… Read more

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

Insurance company profits.

No. Obamacare isn’t killing the insurance industry.

March 1, 2016 – As health carriers blame losses on Obamacare, their stocks gains continue to be 'yuge,' thanks to one great customer: Uncle… Read more

Is single payer realistic?

Single Payer and Rip Van Winkle

January 22, 2016 – Senator Sanders has done everyone a service by bringing the Single Payer discussion back into the national debate. If support for Single… Read more

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

Kentucky can’t afford to undo health reform gains

November 24, 2015 – Health care reform is working, and Kentucky not only can afford to continue it, we can’t afford not to continue it. – Kentucky Gov.… Read more

Carly Fiorina on Medicaid.

Medicaid: Worst insurance in America?

November 17, 2015 – When it comes to children with special health care needs, Medicaid is often better than the available public or private alternatives. The… 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

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