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Whether the GOP really intends to pass repeal.

Will “repeal and replace” implode?

March 14, 2017 – Republicans just proposed a $12,900 annual premium increase on low-income 64-year-olds. A shambolic… Read more

six reasons women should fear ACA repeal

Top 6 reasons women should fear ACA repeal

March 13, 2017 – House Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, would nix two very important benefits for women –… Read more

Do we need stiffer ACA penalties?

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

Tax fix needed for kids' dental coverage.

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

Congress thinks they rule Obama.

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

Can Hillary Clinton drop the uninsured rate to zero?

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

Obamacare helps MS patients.

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

Is Obamacare a stepping stone.

Obamacare: A Stepping Stone?

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

Leon Panetta.

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

2015 Republican presidential debate.

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

California health care money.

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