Jonathan Cohn

Senior Editor

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week issued its latest update on Obamacare enrollment, revealing that 3.3 million people had used the new on line marketplaces to select new insurance plans. But the data, as always, didn't include some key information. HHS didn't say, for example, how many of these people had coverage before—or, among the previously insured, what kind of coverage they had. HHS isn't trying to hide information. In most of these instances, it simply doesn't have the information, at least in a way it can reliably analyze.

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The data is murky, but it sounds a lot more like success than failure.

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If the researchers are right, screening all women starting at 40 yields a lot of false diagnoses—without any clear benefit.

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It's been mostly cheers for Michael Sam, except on the right—where it's been mostly silence. Can that change?

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It shouldn't affect policy a whole lot. But maybe 

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The health law's critics find a new way to twist the numbers.

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Republicans don't trust Obama to enforce new immigration laws? Fine, says Schumer—let's start the new program after Obama leaves office.

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Demand for cigarettes is declining, while demand for in-store medical services is booming. 

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Obamacare Is Not a Job Killer

How critics are misreading a new government report

CBO updates it's Obamacare projections. The critics update their Obamacare distortions.

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No living member of Congress has accomplished as much as he has.

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