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Why Some Republicans Think Health Insurance for Undocumented Residents Makes Sense

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Democrats in Congress decided not to provide coverage to the estimated 11.5 million undocumented residents in the U.S. Actually, it'd be more accurate to say that many of them were unwilling to vote for a reform bill enabling undocumented residents to buy coverage on the state health insurance exchanges out of fear of jeopardizing their re-election chances.

Jason Linkins

Harvard Study Suggests Health Insurance Saves Lives. The Hill Wonders If That's A Good Thing. | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have conducted a study of Massachusetts' Commonwealth Care program, and they've found something ver...

The Ryan Budget Myth and Obamacare

Harlan Green | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

Paul Ryan has come up with his latest Republican budget proposal, and it changes nothing. It neither promotes economic growth nor reduces the budget deficit, as with past proposals. That's because its real target is to win some Senate seats by targeting Obamacare, for starters. And it can't do that without telling some whoppers.

Now for the Next Part of Reform: Controlling Health Care Costs

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A valid criticism of the Affordable Care Act is that it doesn't do enough to control health care costs. But all is not lost. Progress can be made to control health care costs. And once again, Massachusetts might be able to lead the way.

The True Impact of Obamacare (When it Works)

Dan Lambert | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Dan Lambert

Eventually, when it works, the Affordable Care Act will increase enrollment by the millions. Visitors to nearly topped 10 million in the first week alone, and demand is still quite high.

Romney: Obama's Second Term Is 'Rotting' Away

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama has touted Massachusetts' health care law as the model for his signature legislation. But former Massachusetts Governor Mit...

Obama To Talk Health Care In Massachusetts

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama lands in Boston to talk about the federal health insurance overhaul Wednesday, he'll be hoping t...

Health Care Reform Works in Massachusetts and It Will Work in America

Gov. Deval Patrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gov. Deval Patrick

Accessible, affordable, quality care in all cases improves lives and in many cases saves lives. It gives peace of mind and economic security to families. It increases productivity for large and small employers as well as for students. It creates jobs and contributes to our economic strength. It's a powerful statement of who we are.

Obama Takes Swipe At Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama took a swipe at his former rival Mitt Romney on Friday, saying Obamacare was actually the former Massachusetts governor's idea....

Obamacare Versus Romneycare: How Similar Are They?

Brad Burd | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Brad Burd

What do those terms mean and how are President Obama's and Governor Romney's vision for health care different?

Mitt Romney's "Factual Dexterity" and the Presidential Debates

John Paul Rollert | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
John Paul Rollert

So was Santorum right to accuse Romney of "serially" telling audiences "that he did not do what we now know he did repeatedly"? That depends entirely on how you define what Romney actually "did."

Jeffrey Young

Not Good Enough: Why Romney's Wrong About Emergency Rooms, Clinics And The Uninsured | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

More than 1,000 people are expected to flood the halls of the Dallas Convention Center this Saturday seeking medical care at a one-day event sponsored...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: 'I'm The Guy Who Was Able To Get Health Care' For Massachusetts | Elise Foley | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Sunday that he doesn't foresee a problem appealing to women voters, touting the fact that his Massachusetts health care law helped ma...

Romney Health Plan

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Massachusetts Forging Ahead With Innovative Health Care Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

By Ros Krasny BOSTON, July 31 (Reuters) - Massachusetts lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to vote on a sweeping bill aimed at contain...

Reality Bites: Massachusetts Economy Proves Health Care Reform Didn't Destroy Businesses

Kelly Bovio | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Kelly Bovio

If government and business can align around the urgent moral, business and fiscal imperatives that made health care reform essential, the nation can put this challenge behind it and go to work together on the next one.

Staple Of Romney's Legacy May Bode Well For Obama

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Massachusetts has the nation's highest rate of residents with health insurance. Visits to emergency rooms are beginning to ease. More r...

Even With Universal Health Care, People Can Slip Through The Cracks

Hunter Stuart | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Hunter Stuart

Even in Massachusetts, a state that passed a health reform law similar to Obamacare in 2006, the health care system isn't nearly good enough. Hunter Stuart tells the story of his childhood friend, who fell through a gaping hole in the safety net.

Contentious Romney Achievement Has Mass. Appeal

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — It's the single most contentious element of President Barack Obama's health care law: the requirement that nearly everyone have insuran...

Emails Show Romney Strongly Defended Mass. Insurance Mandate

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

When Mitt Romney left office as Massachusetts governor, his aides removed all emails from a server computer in the governor's office, and purchased an...

Why Was There No Backlash To The Individual Mandate In Massachusetts?

The New Republic | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

BOSTON—One of the most interesting stories about health care reform in Massachusetts, where I’m on a learning tour this week, is a story that neve...

Serious Questions About D.C.'s Proposed Health Care Exchange

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.03.2012 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

It appears that the recommendations of the Health Reform Implementation Council go against the intent of the Affordable Care Act.

Healthcare Is Better and More Affordable Because of Health Reform

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law our landmark universal health care reform. The 24/7 news cycle left little time to provide historical context, but it was a milestone a century in the making. One day a vote for health reform will be remembered the same way as a vote for the Civil Rights Act.

Romney's 'Assault' Attack Contradicts Former Stance

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Mitt Romney faulted President Barack Obama's original push to require church-affiliated employers to pay for birth control as an "assault on...

Santorum: Romney 'Absolutely Incapable' Of Making Case Against 'Obamacare'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) is down, but not out. After a last-place finish in Saturday's Nevada caucus, the GOP presidential hopeful is upping ...