Obama’s Accountable Care Organizations are Just Rebranded HMOs

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 8:00 am

One of the most talked about yet least explained elements of the Affordable Care Act was how it would create Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). There are supposed to this amazing “new idea” to make health care dramatically better by making it outcome based, but every description of how this vague concept was suppose to worked [...]


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.

The ‘Health Care Needed 60 Votes’ Myth Never Dies

By: 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.

An Executive Order to End “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Wouldn’t Have Caused Blowback

By: Monday January 28, 2013 4:19 pm

The reason the law ending DADT caused almost no controversy wasn’t because it was the product of slow process of bipartisan legislative concession building. It caused no controversy because the vast majority of Americans saw it as the right thing to do.

Axelrod Stabs Rahm, Runs from Wreckage of Health Care Bill

By: Monday September 27, 2010 9:30 am

The race is on to unload responsibility for the extremely unpopular health care bill. And Axelrod wants to make sure he doesn’t get the blame.

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