Any plan to reform our health care system will need to deal with the existence of the ACA with all the winners and losers it has now created.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 16, 2013 12:15 pm|
The problem with approving a very difficult-to-explain health care reform law while making promises that are incomplete, exaggerated and impossible to fulfill is that you end up owning the entire health care system. This is exactly what has happened to Democrats and it is dragging down support for the Affordable Care Act.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 16, 2013 8:58 am|
By politically delaying the rule-writing until after the election, the administration artificially shortened the time the had to implement the new health care law.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 9, 2013 7:20 pm|
When talking about issues with the Affordable Care Act it’s important to remember its problems fall into three basic categories: Implementation, Design, and Foundational.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 9:27 am|
The majority of people on the right and on the left want to see the Affordable Care Act changed or repealed, only a tiny sliver thinks it should remain in its current form.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 2, 2013 2:00 pm|
It is amazing to me that prominent people still claim health care reform needed 60 votes in the Senate, even this myth has been proved false repeatedly in huge ways.
The latest example is Henry Aaron and Harold Pollack rehashing this lie once again to defend the poor design of the Affordable Care Act.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 2, 2013 10:01 am|
We will see big health care changes next year, but it will not be the Affordable Care Act.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 27, 2013 1:31 pm|
Over a month into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act there seems to be no increase in the number of people who feel they have been helped by the law. In fact there has been a modest increase in the number who think they have been hurt by the law.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 20, 2013 8:50 am|
I’m less bothered by this special help members of Congress get using the new exchange than the fact that many people involved felt it was necessary. After all, Democrats promised the exchanges would make shopping for insurance as easy as picking a flight on Kayak.com. We were repeatedly told that it would be so easy any regular person could quickly select the best plan for themselves using just the website.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:51 am|
Only 37 percent of Americans now approve of how Obama is handling his job, according to the CBS News poll, while 57 percent disapprove. This is a huge 9 point drop since last month when 46 percent approved of Obama’s job performance. What should concern Democrats is that there has been a huge loss of confidence among Independents. His job approval rating with this group is only 29 percent.