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No Pill's Gonna Cure GOP Ill

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

A study released last month shows what each state will lose in federal funding by rejecting the Medicaid expansion. No state that refused to expand Medicaid will save money, the researchers found.

Why Some State-Run Health Exchanges Worked

Pew's Stateline | Christine Vestal and Michael Ollove | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Where Are all the Couch Potatoes and Welfare Queens?

Gary Stein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Miami
Gary Stein

There is a major barrier blocking legislators from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C. from doing their job.

Open Letter to Health Reform Advocates: Pay Attention to Discrimination

Robert Espinoza | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

The harms inflicted by discrimination reveal themselves in our bodies as we age -- as people of color, as poor and low-income people, and as LGBT people. The symptoms manifest as higher rates of high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, depression, social isolation and more.

Obamacare Choice: Navigation or Conflagration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Right now, 48.6 million Americans lack health insurance. The vast majority aren't freely choosing that insecurity. It's not that they don't want the peace-of-mind of insurance. It's that they can't afford it.

The Democratization of Health Care: The Vote Was for Quality Care

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

During the run-up to the recent election, President Obama's supporters constantly stressed the need to raise taxes on the one-percent to rescue us from the fiscal cliff. But a wedge issue that stirred more passion in that election was whether to sustain or repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.

White House Approves Group Of State Insurance Exchanges

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Injecting a rare shot of bipartisanship in the nation's contentious health care overhaul, the Obama administration Thursday cleared...

The Legal Crusade To Undermine Obamacare -- And Rewrite History

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

Can one very determined libertarian and one very distorted version of history keep millions of people from getting health insurance? We’re about to ...

Giving Americans Better Health Insurance Choices

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Bipartisan support for Exchanges isn't surprising. When they are up and running, state Exchanges will save money for their residents by making the health insurance market more competitive and accessible, a goal that leaders from both parties can get behind.

State Based Health Exchanges Are Important

Tommy G. Thompson | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Tommy G. Thompson

States must preserve their rights to operate the health insurance exchange: If states do not build an exchange, the Affordable Care Act requires that the federal government step in and run the exchange.

Social Engineering Medicare

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Gary Liberson, PhD

Medicare vouchers offer the possibility of transforming the insurance landscape. They can ignite market forces through insurance exchanges and can also be priced so retirees face an increasing financial burden.

NC Consumer Advocates Seeing Red Over Bait and Switch by One of the Blues

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Health insurers are demonstrating once again -- this time in state capitals -- that they cannot be trusted to do the right thing for consumers when health care reform is up for debate.

2011: The Main Action Won't Be in Congress

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

There will be plenty of political theatrics on Capitol Hill next year. But much of the real action will occur in the administrative and regulatory agencies. The old saying, "The devil's in the details," has never been more true.

"Third Way" Goes the Wrong Way on Abortion Restrictions in Health Reform

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Originally published by RH Reality Check. At this point it's not news to anyone that our ostensibly pro-choice President has presided, through a combi...

How Does Health Care Reform Affect Californians?

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Health care reform is coming to a city near you, and it might not be pretty. There's a lot of confusion right now about how the new laws will affect c...

Exchanges and Mandates: FAQs

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
D. Brad Wright

Now that health reform is law, everyone seems to be asking the next logical question: What does this mean for me? Let's focus on a couple areas where misconceptions continue to abound: the Exchanges and the individual mandate.

My New Year's Predictions for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

A rough rule of thumb to follow is that the Senate bill will likely dominate the discussions, with a few bones thrown to the House version.

Ron Wyden Wins Big Concession On Health Insurance Exchanges

The Hill | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) have taken a long stride toward locking down the...

Veteran Health Care Journalist Grades Obama's Speech

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

Death panels with a pinch of Socialism. Either the president has failed to get his message to average citizens, or the media has distorted the message.