Jonathan Cohn
Senior Editor

How to Interpret Obamacare's Low Enrollment Numbers for October
November 13, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services just released enrollment figures for Obamacare in October. How you assess them depends entirely upon your baseline and expectations.Here’s the quick summary:

Now Healthcare.Gov's Backup Plans are Looking Shaky, Too
November 13, 2013

Good news: There's a "side door" into Obamacare via insurers' sites. Bad news: It relies on the same terrible information technology.

Bill Clinton Is Wrong. This Is How Obamacare Works.
November 12, 2013

Bill Clinton has been one of Obamacare’s most effective advocates—the "Secretary of Explaining Things," as President Obama famously called him.

Obamacare's October Numbers Are Going to Be Low
The real detail to watch is still to come
November 12, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services will release initial enrollment statistics for Obamacare sometime this week, perhaps as early as Tuesday. But the disputes have started already.

The Huge Obamacare Story You Aren't Reading
November 10, 2013

Today it’s a few hundred thousand people. By next year, it will be at least a few million. Their health insurance status is changing dramatically: What they have in 2014 and beyond will look nothing like what they had in 2013 and before.

Obama's Apology Is a Good Start—Now Let's Figure Out the Problem
November 08, 2013

In an interview Thursday with NBC News' Chuck Todd, President Obama apologized to Americans receiving cancellation letters from insurers—and promised to investigate whether his administration could do something to help them.

It's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage
November 07, 2013

Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story.

Obamacare Makes Men Pay for Maternity Care. Good!
November 05, 2013

Stories of real-life Obamacare “rate shock” have revived an old debate. Previously, health insurers could charge women higher premiums than they charged men. Insurers could also exclude maternity benefits.

Two Key Facts That Are Overlooked in the Obamacare Debate
November 04, 2013

Here are two facts that have gotten very little attention amid all the controversy about insurance plan cancellations and “rate shock.”Fact one: Thanks to Obamacare’ subsidies, several million people now have the opportunity to get private insurance

The Media Labeled Her an Obamacare Victim. Here's What She Really Thinks.
"I would jump at it"
November 03, 2013

If you’ve followed the stories of insurance cancellations related to Obamacare, you may have heard about Dianne Barrette. She’s the 57-year-old Florida realtor who was paying $54 a month for a Blue Cross insurance plan.

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