Health Care

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.

Another Obamacare Train Wreck Not Happening
Federal exchanges look like they'll have plenty of insurance options
May 31, 2013

Federal exchanges look like they'll have plenty of insurance options.

Documented Flaws
The immigration bill's disturbing fine print
May 30, 2013

The immigration bill's disturbing fine print.

My Five Obamacare Anxieties
The scenarios that keep this reform advocate up at night
May 13, 2013

The five scenarios that keep this reform advocate up at night