Tag: Affordable Care Act

David Morris: The 2014 Election Could Have Turned Out Differently

January 2015

What if Democrats had forced a deeper discussion about Obamacare?

Humane Endeavor

November 2014

The surgeon and public health journalist on the gaps in healthcare policy, the sharp elbows of politics, and dignity in end-of-life care.

Hippocratic Bloat

October 2014

American Empires: A journalist and a cardiologist discuss healthcare gone haywire and how Americans are medicating themselves to death.

Charles Ornstein: Government Will Withhold One-Third of the Records from Database of Physician Payments

August 2014

Many payments to doctors made by pharmaceutical companies will not be included in the public release of the database next month.

Charles Ornstein: Medicaid Programs Drowning in Backlog

April 2014

There are growing signs that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion is a victim of its own success, unable to keep up with demand.

Charles Ornstein: Obamacare – A Midterm Report Card

January 2014

How the Affordable Care Act is faring after the first half of the open enrollment period.

Charles Ornstein: Payment Due

December 2013

The Obamacare deadline no one is talking about.

Robert Reich: Battling Against the Spin

November 2013

How the Republican tempest over the Affordable Care Act diverts attention from three large truths.

Charles Ornstein: Brushes with the Medical System

November 2013

Four journalists describe how their own experiences with the health-care system has affected their reporting.

Robert Reich: Democrats in Need of a Backbone

November 2013

Why we need to set mandatory standards for health insurance.

Charles Ornstein: Why Two Obama Loyalists Lost Their Health Policies

November 2013

Two casualties of the transitioning American healthcare system.

Charles Ornstein: Why Health Insurance Cancellations Shouldn’t Be a Surprise

November 2013

An interview with health-care adviser Kip Piper.

Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular

October 2013

So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?

Charles Ornstein: A Tale of Two Obamacares — Which Is Right?

October 2013

Critics of the Affordable Care Act rollout say its technology problems are overwhelming. Defenders point to the states, where the health insurance marketplaces seem to be working.

Robert Reich: Incapable of Governing

September 2013

Why the upcoming shutdowns and defaults are symptoms of a deeper Republican malady.

David Morris: The U.S. Healthcare Debate – From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

August 2012

The American debate over healthcare seems absurd most everywhere else.

Robert Reich: Patriotism

July 2012

There are two competing visions of patriotism in America today.

David Morris: Protect Obama’s Health Care Reform, Then Move Toward a Public Option

July 2012

Now that Obamacare has been upheld, the next steps are preventing its repeal and moving towards a public option.

Robert Reich: Roberts’ Switch

June 2012

Why did Chief Justice Roberts choose to uphold the Affordable Care Act, alone amongst Republican appointees?