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Jonathan Cohn

It's Not Just You -- Those Health Insurance Deductibles Are Getting Scary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Debates about health care frequently focus on the number of people with and without insurance, because it’s a relatively straightforward thing to me...

'Innovation Waivers' Allow States to Experiment, Try to Improve Upon ACA

Bob Semro | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Bob Semro

It's easy to think of the Affordable Care Act as a federal program so big that it is impregnable and impervious to change. But that would be wrong. In fact, there are provisions in the ACA that allow states to change major parts of the law.

Narrowing Provider Networks Is All About Cutting Costs, But It Also Can Lead to Lower Premiums

Bob Semro | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Many Americans are learning about health insurance for the first time, and others are adapting to changes. One area that seems to be ever-changing is "networks," as in doctors and hospitals "in network" and "out of network."

The Democratization of Health Care: Whose Money Is It?

Gary Puckrein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

Perhaps we should leave it to the conscience of the worker to determine what legal, medical products and services they use without subordination to their employers' faith or personal predilections.

The Democratization of Health Care: A Frame of Reference

Gary Puckrein | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

When looking at the forces in our economy that are determinative of our ability to research, create, and propagate the technologies that save or improve lives, there really are no special reference points that distinguish the 1% from the 99%.