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Star Trek Enterprise and the Borg

Resistance to repeal will not be futile.

December 12, 2016 – For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who… Read more

Baseball field.

Could Obamacare save 24,000 lives a year?

May 5, 2014 – This back-of-the-envelope calculation implies that ACA will prevent something like 24,000 deaths every year. That’s almost the number of… 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

Romneycare, Obamacare, and beyond

November 5, 2012 – Gruber was an architect of both Massachusetts' health reform effort aka Romneycare and also consulted extensively with the Obama… Read more

Romney vs. Romney on health reform

September 27, 2012 – Romney's Massachusetts health reform is simply not the health reform he plans to take to the White House. All Romney has promised is higher… Read more

Massachusetts still leads way on reform

August 9, 2012 – In colonial times, Massachusetts was considered the "Cradle of Liberty" as the center of the fight for American Independence. That spirit… Read more

Mitt Romney’s rotten Easter

April 18, 2011 – If he wants to pass his party's latest litmus test for Presidential candidates, he has to deny his greatest accomplishment three times.… Read more