Private Insurance Was the Worst at Slowing Cost Growth

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 1:39 pm

While health care spending slowed across the board, you can see that private insurance was clearly the worst at controlling cost over the past decade. This is why President Obama’s stated goal of “bend the cost curve” seems so disconnected from his decision basing his entire law around greatly expanded private insurance.

 

Healthcare.gov: 80 Percent Is Really Not Success

By: Monday November 18, 2013 11:46 am

The Obama administration is hoping that they can get Healthcare.gov working so 80 percent of the people trying to get new exchange coverage online will be able to do so successfully.

Understanding the Four Categories of People Getting Cancellation Notices

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 8:50 am

I think the best way to understand the politics and spin surrounding people in the individual market currently seeing their old policies being cancelled is to realize these people fall into roughly four basic categories.

Support for Obama and Obamacare Drops

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:30 am

The country has been remarkably patient with the problematic rollout of Healthcare.gov, but it appears that after more than a month of glitches that patience has worn out. Support for President Obama and his signature law has dropped noticeably in the latest Quinnipiac poll.

Obama Points Out How Simple and Easy It Is to Expand Public Insurance

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 4:20 pm

While in Texas selling his health care law President Obama highlighted that it is really easy to just expand public insurance to cover the uninsured.

An Hour Long Press Conference with No Questions About Obamacare Rollout

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 1:15 pm

Nothing better shows how badly this government shutdown is going for Republicans than President Obama’s press conference today, which lasted more than an hour. Despite a terribly managed roll out of his signature health care law, Obama did not get a single question about health care.

Reasons to Lose Sleep over the Shutdown and Obamacare

By: Sunday October 6, 2013 6:40 pm

If we lose sleep during the government shutdown, I hope it’s because we’re pondering ways to surpass the Tea Party in asserting our own political power.

Brown Out

By: Sunday September 29, 2013 1:00 pm

Governor Jerry Brown waited until late Friday to veto legislation requiring coroners to report to the medical board whenever narcotics cause deaths. The medical establishment has opposed the bill, which is aimed at weeding out the small number of dangerous and drug dealing doctors who are responsible for the vast majority of prescription drug overdose deaths.

Rethinking Care

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Growing older is hard, and taking care of an aging loved one is hard work. For those of us who are aging or living with a disability, your family might hire a caregiver for day-to-day support: getting out of bed, minding medications, bathing and cooking meals — and sometimes serving as a medic, housekeeper, therapist and closest companion, too. Yet for all the loving care that health aide gives every day, she’ll be lucky if she takes home enough money to make this month’s rent.

Is Your Doctor Opposed to Peeing in a Cup? Check the List

By: Tuesday September 24, 2013 6:52 pm

It’s time for the medical establishment to explain why it is resisting common sense solutions to weed out the small number of dangerous and dirty doctors that commit the vast majority of medical malpractice.

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