Tag: Affordable Care Act
David Morris: The 2014 Election Could Have Turned Out DifferentlyJanuary 2015
What if Democrats had forced a deeper discussion about Obamacare?
Humane EndeavorNovember 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 BloatOctober 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 PaymentsAugust 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 BacklogApril 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 CardJanuary 2014
How the Affordable Care Act is faring after the first half of the open enrollment period.
Charles Ornstein: Payment DueDecember 2013
The Obamacare deadline no one is talking about.
Robert Reich: Battling Against the SpinNovember 2013
How the Republican tempest over the Affordable Care Act diverts attention from three large truths.
Charles Ornstein: Brushes with the Medical SystemNovember 2013
Four journalists describe how their own experiences with the health-care system has affected their reporting.
Robert Reich: Democrats in Need of a BackboneNovember 2013
Why we need to set mandatory standards for health insurance.
Charles Ornstein: Why Two Obama Loyalists Lost Their Health PoliciesNovember 2013
Two casualties of the transitioning American healthcare system.
Charles Ornstein: Why Health Insurance Cancellations Shouldn’t Be a SurpriseNovember 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 PopularOctober 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 GoverningSeptember 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 RidiculousAugust 2012
The American debate over healthcare seems absurd most everywhere else.
Robert Reich: PatriotismJuly 2012
There are two competing visions of patriotism in America today.
David Morris: Protect Obama’s Health Care Reform, Then Move Toward a Public OptionJuly 2012
Now that Obamacare has been upheld, the next steps are preventing its repeal and moving towards a public option.
Robert Reich: Roberts’ SwitchJune 2012
Why did Chief Justice Roberts choose to uphold the Affordable Care Act, alone amongst Republican appointees?