Health Care

Obamacare Is About to Go Live. Here's Why It Was Worth the Wait.
September 27, 2013

Obamacare’s new insurance marketplaces are scheduled to open for business on October 1, just a few days from now. For all the attention that date has received, it is less important than it might seem.

Rand Paul's Dangerous Lasik Obsession
August 27, 2013

Senator Rand Paul has spent much of the August recess engaged in typical political activities—attending a roundtable on school reform, participating in a fundraiser for a fellow Republican, and speaking at a local ham breakfast.

Held Hostage by a Hospital
The Mayo Clinic is making Rochester, Minn., double in size—and billing residents for it
July 24, 2013

When the billionaire owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team decided last year he wanted a new, $1 billion stadium, he did what sports franchise owners often do: threaten to relocate to another state—at least implicitly—and thereby wrung nearly

This Obamacare Rate Shock Is Good for You
July 17, 2013

Obamacare got some good press this morning, for a change. According to state officials in New York, insurance premiums for residents buying coverage on their own will fall by 50 percent next year, thanks to the new health care law.

Obamacare's Individual Mandate Can't Wait
July 15, 2013

House Republican leaders hope to hold yet more votes on Obamacare, maybe as early as this week.

The War on Obamacare Will Kill Immigration Reform—and the GOP's 2016 Hopes
July 10, 2013

Immigration reform was supposed to be different than health care reform. A few wonks aside, Republicans have never had any real interest in expanding health insurance coverage to those who lack it.

An "Oops" That Lasted a Decade: Rick Perry and His Healthcare Legacy
July 08, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s not running for reelection in 2014.

How Government Can Actually Play Moneyball
July 01, 2013

The moment I saw the headline, I groaned. “Can Government Play Moneyball?” ask John Bridgeland and Peter Orszag—members of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, respectively—in the latest Atlantic.

Can the NBA Sell Obamacare to the American People?
June 19, 2013

Last night LeBron James came through for the Miami Heat. Can he also come through for Obamacare?

Meet Your New Physician, Dr. Walgreens
Welcome to the new world of medicine, for better or worse
June 13, 2013

You have a sore throat, or maybe a rash. You could call your physician’s office and make an appointment, which could mean waiting for an opening and, then, schlepping across town. Or you could pop into the local Walgreens.

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