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Curbside Consult

‘Bros’ on board – and other promising signs

May 11, 2014 – With 8 million Americans enrolled in Obamacare's exchanges – 28 percent of them young adults – the collapse of the Affordable Care Act… Read more

Elephant trunk.

Will there be an ‘exodus’ to the exchanges?

April 10, 2014 – Harold: Now, would you be happy or sad if there was this exodus to the exchanges? Jon: I think I’d probably be, depends if the exchanges… 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

'A life-costing tragedy'

Reports of ACA demise: greatly exaggerated

April 8, 2014 – For this edition of Curbside Consult, I Skyped with Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who is the Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts… Read more

Biden's BFD.

Will health reform still be a ‘BFD’ in 2014?

January 28, 2014 – In the final segment of our interview, Jon provides a short list of indicators he expects to use in the coming year to determine whether… Read more

State of Obamacare 2014.

Obamacare pitfalls and protections

January 27, 2014 – In Part 1 of my interview with Jonathan Cohn, we talked about what’s working with the Affordable Care Act (and what’s not) – and also… Read more

Jonathan Cohn on The State of Health Reform in 2014

The State of Obamacare

January 26, 2014 – This week, we have a return appearance by Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic. He's one of the nation's most widely read and… Read more

FDR’s lesson for skittish Democrats

December 17, 2013 – " ... We certainly can draw lessons from [FDR] ... that you cannot leave the field. And what I've seen over and over again ... the… Read more

Identifying Obamacare’s victims

December 12, 2013 – Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times talks with Harold Pollack about his interviews with the subjects of two high-profile Obamacare… Read more

How the media gets social insurance wrong

December 10, 2013 – In Part 2 of my interview with Michael Hiltzik, Michael notes that there are parallels between the media's coverage of the rollout Social… Read more

FDR’s New Deal and Obama’s newer deal

December 8, 2013 – My guest this week is Michael Hiltzik, a columnist with the Los Angeles Times and the author of The New Deal: A Modern History, now out in… Read more

‘There will be some bugs …’

November 26, 2013 – 'There will be some bugs. People will emerge with some bug bites on them, but you know the health system before ACA was one in which 50… Read more