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Do we need a stiffer individual mandate penalty? photo

Do we need a stiffer individual mandate penalty?

September 14, 2016 – Would a heftier tax penalty for being uninsured fix anemic marketplace enrollment and help to prevent an ACA death spiral? At least one… Read more

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Tax code fix will deliver dental for millions of kids

July 14, 2016 – The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) estimated in 2014 that 366,616 low-income children under the age of 18 and their families… Read more

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Seriously: Is the Public Option really an option?

July 12, 2016 – The Public Option doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of being enacted, even at the state level, as long as the insurance industry and its… Read more

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How close can we get to zero percent uninsured?

February 7, 2016 – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both want to bring the nation closer to 100 percent health coverage? Here are some proposals for… Read more

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Obamacare: a game changer for MS patients

January 13, 2016 – Obamacare has absolutely been a game-changer for people with MS and other chronic illnesses. But there is still work to be… Read more

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Obamacare: A Stepping Stone?

November 9, 2015 – The following guest post is from Simon F. Haeder, the winner of healthinsurance.org's 2014 Health Wonk Scholarship. Haeder is a Ph.D.… Read more

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What’s Leon Panetta going to do about Blue Shield?

September 14, 2015 – When former defense secretary Leon Panetta joined the board of directors of Blue Shield of California, he explained: “I have chosen to… Read more

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Has FOX News surrendered on Obamacare?

August 7, 2015 – "The fact that FOX barely mentioned [Obamacare] at all tonight was far more significant than any questions they might have brought up about… Read more

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Show Californians the money

March 24, 2015 – By acting like a for-profit insurer, Blue Shield is shortchanging the public of the social welfare benefits taxpayers have paid it to… Read more

Obama shoots, he scores!

November 8, 2011 – A three-justice panel for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has handed President Obama and his health care reforms an unexpected… Read more