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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

Carsoncare vs Obamacare.

Is CarsonCare really ‘out of the box’?

October 28, 2015 – If President Carson would somehow be able to persuade Congress – even a GOP-controlled Congress – to go along with his HSA-for-all… Read more

uninformed-aca

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

Medicare fraud and for-profit hospitals

June 13, 2013 – Update: Sure enough, HMA CEO Gary Newsome has announced that he will be retiring July 1. Newsome, 55, said in a news release that he is… Read more

Medicare Advantage – or DISAdvantage?

April 18, 2013 – Wendell Potter says he believes his mother is alive today because she was disenrolled from a Medicare Advantage plan that wouldn't have… Read more

Is pain-free Medicare reform possible?

January 25, 2013 – Last week, President Obama signaled that he is 'open to making modest adjustments to programs like Medicare.' Should seniors brace for bad… 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

Why there is no “Next Big Idea” for reform

November 19, 2012 – Bottom line: The President doesn't need to come up with new ideas. He just has to stand firm on implementing what we… Read more

Forbes blogger, Romney surrogate, launches 11th-hour assault on Obamacare

November 1, 2012 – Blogger Avik Roy, a Romney campaign advisor, has released a last-minute - and misleading - flurry of posts purporting to demonstrate the… Read more

Romney on style, Obama on substance

October 4, 2012 – During Wednesday's first Presidential Debate, President Barack Obama faced a confident Mitt Romney, who continued to play "rope-a-dope" on… Read more

“A clear choice on election day”

October 3, 2012 – Boston University health economist and researcher Austin Frakt discusses the implications of the November elections with Harold Pollack in… Read more