Health Care

What Oregon Really Told Us About Medicaid
A reason to rethink health care, not rethink Obamacare
May 13, 2013

More than a week after some very smart health economists released findings from a study of Medicaid in Oregon, policy experts, politicians, and pundits are still arguing over exactly what the study showed—and how, if at all, it should change what we

The Supreme Court is About to Get Another Chance to Gut Obamacare
A new case in federal courts, if successful, would maim health-care reform
May 13, 2013

A new case in federal courts, if successful, would maim health-care reform.

Democrats are Freaking Out about Obamacare. Good.
Questions about implementation are no sign of distress: They mean Congress is doing its job.
May 07, 2013

Congressional questions about implementation are no sign of distress: They just mean Congress is doing its job.   

The New Study that Republicans Who Reject Medicaid Must Read
A report indicates just how important it can be in improving poor people's lives
May 01, 2013

A major new study on Medicaid just became public. I know—nothing excites readers more than the phrase “major new study on Medicaid.” Bear with me.

Obamacare's New Paperwork Is Simpler than Private Insurers'
A reason to hope that implementation won't go as badly as people fear
April 30, 2013

A reason to hope that implementation won't go as badly as people fear

Why Obamacare Is Not a 'Train Wreck' (Again)
April 29, 2013

But implementing it won't be easy, either.

The Nicest Thing You Can Say About Max Baucus
The Montana senator is everything wrong with politics—but he made ObamaCare possible
April 23, 2013

Senator Max Baucus is retiring. And that means you are about to read a lot of stories about how awful his tenure was, particularly for progressives.

Brilliant: The Problem with the Problem with Health Care Costs
April 22, 2013

Reforming health-care costs, it turns out, doesn't have much to do with reforming health-care spending. 

The Hell of American Day Care
An investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children
April 15, 2013

An investigation into the barely regulated, unsafe business of looking after our children.

Republicans' Favorite Doctor Can't Cure What Ails Them
March 22, 2013

The trouble with doctors in politics.

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