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Finally! Someone Explains What All Those Obamacare Numbers Mean!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. In all likelihood those numbers will be incorrect, but how will you know?

Despite Critics' Claims, Medicaid Expansion Won't Lead to Catastrophe

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Reform advocates have long suggested that getting folks out of the ranks of the uninsured should cut down on visits to the ER for noncritical medical care. An Oregon study, which was published in the journal Science, would seem to disprove that theory.

Trash Talking Economists

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The economics profession has been injected with enormous sums of money -- in the form of chairs, endowments, think tanks, advisory roles, consulting gigs, and God knows what else -- to push it further to the right.

Key Obamacare Criticism Demolished

New York Magazine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

The incessant drumbeat of predictions that the Affordable Care Act will wreak havoc upon the land is a long, frustrated quest to find sympathetic vict...

Romney: It's Not My Platform...Those Guys Are NUTS!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So here we have the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, on the eve of the GOP convention, distancing himself from his party's oppressive pla...