Healthcare.gov Back End Error Rate Down to Only 10 Percent

By: Friday December 6, 2013 5:01 pm

Several million people are expected to buy insurance next year via Healthcare.gov so an error rate of 10% could theoretically impact hundreds of thousands of people. Of course the administration will continue to make real improvements to the system before more people sign up and the insurers are going to catch many of these problems as well, but it is likely thousands will be or have been negatively impacted by this back end problem.

Why the Politics of Obamacare Implementation Could Be Very Different From Medicare Part D

By: Friday May 3, 2013 9:35 am

There is growing concern that a problematic implementation of the Affordable Care Act will hurt Democrats in 2014. In response, some on the left, like Jonathan Cohn, have pointed to Medicare Part D as an example why such concerns are overblown. They argue while the implementation of the drug benefit program was rocky, it was not a big political issue in the next election and quickly became popular.

There is one very important difference between Part D and the ACA that makes this a poor analogy.

More People Might “Thank Obamacare” If It Had Actually Done More Sooner

By: Monday October 24, 2011 4:12 pm

Supporters of the new Affordable Care Act have recently launched the “Thanks Obamacare!” campaign to highlight the law’s positive aspects. Unfortunately several of the features the campaign praises are provisions that haven’t taken effect yet and won’t until 2014. That highlights the political malpractice in the design and timing of the APA.

Yes, Making Patients Consumers Is a Bad Idea – One Obama and Krugman Previously Cheered

By: Friday April 22, 2011 1:20 pm

I’m glad to see that Paul Krugman has attacked the absurd idea that health care patients should be treated as consumers, and Jonathan Cohn has chosen to echo Krugman’s argument. What I can’t understand is where was powerful denouncing of the absurd idea that we need more “consumer-driven” health care during the debate over the Affordable Care Act?

Senate Plan Nothing Like The Netherlands; Poor Regulation Makes Individual Mandate Unacceptable

By: Thursday December 17, 2009 11:15 am

Jonathan Cohn is trying to defend the individual mandate in this bill by claiming the Netherlands also has an individual mandate. The problem is the health care system produced by the Senate bill would be nothing at all like the health system in the Netherlands. I have long maintained the progressives should accept an individual [...]

Rahm is Making the White House Look Terrible

By: Monday December 14, 2009 6:30 pm

This morning, the Politico made news by reporting that someone at the White House had ordered Harry Reid to cut a deal with Joe Lieberman on health care. The White House denied the report. But since, then, two more reoprters have confirmed Politico’s account.

GRITtv Live: Health Care Hits Senate

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 9:00 am

As activists make their way around Capitol Hill for today’s day of lobbying against the Stupak amendment, we ask: What will the Senate health care bill look like? Amidst the grandstanding, egos, and filibuster threats, is it possible to come out of the Senate with a more progressive bill than the House passed? Joining us [...]

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