Healthcare.gov: 80 Percent Is Really Not Success

By: Monday November 18, 2013 9:26 am

The Obama administration is hoping that they can get Healthcare.gov working so 80 percent of the people trying to get new exchange coverage pnline will be able to do so successfully.

Understanding the Four Categories of People Getting Cancellation Notices

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 11:34 pm

I think the best way to understand the politics and spin surrounding people in the individual market currently seeing their old policies being cancelled is to realize these people fall into roughly four basic categories. 1) Had junk insurance, but didn’t know it – Some people actually had basically worthless insurance but didn’t know it [...]

Support for Obama and Obamacare Drops

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 10:50 pm

The country has been remarkably patient with the problematic roll out of Healthcare.gov, but it appears that after more than a month of glitches that patience has worn out. Support for President Obama and his signature law has dropped noticeably in the latest Quinnipiac poll. Only 39 percent of Americans currently support the new health [...]

Obama Points Out How Simple and Easy It Is to Expand Public Insurance

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 9:23 am

While in Texas selling his health care law President Obama highlighted that it is really easy to just expand public insurance to cover the uninsured. From Obama: Here in just the Dallas area, 133,000 people who don’t currently have health insurance would immediately get health insurance without even having to go through the website if [...]

An Hour Long Press Conference with No Questions About Obamacare Rollout

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 12:43 pm

Nothing better shows how badly this government shutdown is going for Republicans than President Obama’s press conference today, which lasted more than an hour. Despite a terribly managed roll out of his signature health care law, Obama did not get a single question about health care.

A Broken Health Care System Is What Drives the National Debt

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 9:20 am

This new chart from the Congressional Budget Office perfectly shows that our long term debt is all about our broken health care system.

Republicans Never Actually Had a Real Health Care Plan

By: Monday August 19, 2013 11:02 am

Uwe Reinhardt does a great job running through the health care proposals over that last two decades that supposedly had Republican support. He points out how many of these plans were remarkably similar to the Affordable Care Act. If you take these proposals at face value, it would then seem the GOP has ideologically abandoned [...]

Re-Inventing the Health Insurance Wheel Is Hard

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 10:09 am

There is a long standing tradition in American health care policy to start with the assumption that the United States simply cannot adopt any of the proven universal health care system used by other countries. Therefore, experts must create whole new untested universal systems that will magically make everyone happy. The result is always a [...]

The Problem With American Health Care Is Price Gouging

By: Monday August 5, 2013 8:09 am

If you want to really fix America’s health care spending problem the answer is not to move away from pay for service, “skin in the game,” or to shop around for insurance on exchanges. The root of the problem is price gouging. The government mostly refuses to stop it and even actively helps large sections [...]

We Have a Health Care Price Problem Not a Volume Problem

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 7:59 am

The reason the United States spends so much more on health care than the rest of the world is not because Americans tend to consume significantly more health care services. The problem is almost entire that we pay dramatically more for the exact same service. The data is overwhelmingly clear but the point is rarely [...]

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