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Many of Us Are Placing Bad Bets in the Obamacare Exchange Casino

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to make it easier for people to comparison shop for coverage. Prior to the availability of the exchanges created by the law, that was next to impossible for people who didn't have access to employer-sponsored coverage.

Five Questions Reporters Should Be Asking About Those Cancelled Policies

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As a former newspaper reporter and insurance company executive, I'd like to make a few suggestions to journalists who are approached by people claiming that because of the Affordable Care Act, they'll have to pay far more for coverage next year than they're paying now.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Song

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Angie Cordeiro

The short clip linked below, a work of utter genius in delivering an informative message this Thanksgiving aka Turkey Day. http://images.businesswee...

Roseland Deserves a First-class Hospital

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 10.05.2013 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Roseland Community Hospital (RCH) saved my life on Dec. 7, 1972. I was ten years old playing 'Bob Luce Wrestling' with my BFF Mark Gadison. Roughhous...

A Cynical Search for Loopholes

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is an age-old tradition in this country: if you don't like a law and can't get rid of it, look for a loophole. That's what some companies that don't want to comply with an important Obamacare requirement have done, and it appears they've hit pay dirt.

Why Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age Makes No Sense

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

President Obama said last year he would consider raising the eligibility age as part of a deal to cut federal spending. He's been silent on the issue so far this year, maybe because he's given it more thought.

Volunteer Doctors Can't Keep Up With Health Care Demands of Uninsured and Underinsured

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The health care reform law will go a long way toward solving the access problem in this country. When fully implemented, the number of uninsured Americans will drop by an estimated 30 million. But more than 20 million others will still be uninsured.

Both Health Care and Real Estate Face Further Reforms in 2011

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Health care and real estate, two important areas of interest to the U.S. economy, are due for some big changes in 2011. What can we expect?

Weekly Pulse: Obama Stalls for Time with Health Care Summit

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama's February 25 health care summit, where he will appear on TV with Republican le...

The Tyranny of Wall St.-Run Health Care: No CEO Left Behind

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The insurance industry has shifted to selling so-called "consumer-driven" plans with very high deductibles that shift a great deal of health care cost from employers and insurers to individuals.

Blue Dogs Should Demand CBO Report of Single Payer Savings

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

An honest side-by-side analysis of the costs of all health care reform proposals, including the two single-payer bills, should be reviewed by Congress.

A Second City Warning to Obama

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael L. Millenson

The fact that Second City comics in the heart of Chicago are successfully playing to GOP-fueled fears of rationing should raise a bright red warning flag at the White House.