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Trump Launches Campaign 4.0: The Death Spiral

Marty Rudoy | Posted 08.30.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

TRUMP TOWER: Goodyear Satire Company-- Donald Trump this week rebooted his campaign into a new phase, the Death Spiral. He accomplished this by calli...

Why Some Obamacare Insurers Are Making Money, But Many Are Losing Big

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

The U.S. health insurance industry has lost a few billion dollars selling policies on Affordable Care Act exchanges. It’s why many carriers are seek...

Bad Obamacare News Is Real. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Dying.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act has gotten some bad news lately. It's not a sign of impending disaster, as the law's critics say, but it may be a sign of some...

Overturning Obamacare and the Death Spiral Peril

Jane Yan | Posted 05.01.2016 | College
Jane Yan

A mere seven words located within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could be enough to wreck the United States' health insurance market. King v. Burwell is the most recent Supreme Court case disputing the provisions of the ACA, usually referred to as Obamacare.

Jeffrey Young

Conservatives Argue The Obamacare Lawsuit Won't Be So Bad After All. That's Nonsense. | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for a new line from the crowd that brought a lawsuit before the Supreme Court threatening to devastate Obamacare and snatch he...

Winning in November by Defending the Affordable Care Act Now

David Coates | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Lindsey Graham's recent warning that Republicans might yet push for a presidential impeachment serves to demonstrate, if further demonstration was still required, just how brutal Washington politics could get if his party ends up in control of both Houses of Congress after the mid-term elections in November.

Obamacare: Republican Obstruction or Needless Blunders?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

In the case of the Affordable Care Act, private insurers have priced their policies on the premise that a lot of healthy young people will purchase insurance. If the young don't participate in large numbers, and older and sicker people do, then insurers will have to raise premium charges for everyone. That will be blamed, rightly or wrongly, on Obamacare. We know from the administration that more than two million people have become newly insured. That's good news. But we don't know who they are. Is the Affordable Care Act succumbing to the dread dynamics of adverse selection? The early signs are far from conclusive, but they are not encouraging.

Four Myths -- and the Truth! -- About the Individual Mandate

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The individual mandate was a Republican invention from a time when it was not yet heresy for a Republican politician to advocate providing affordable health insurance to every American without a government takeover of the industry.