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Massachusetts Health-Care Law Improved State’s Finances, Chicago Fed Reports

Massachusetts’s 2006 health-care reform law, which was similar in many respects to the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act, helped improve the financial health of Bay State residents, according to new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.<p>“We find that the Massachusetts reform improved …

WellPoint enrolls 500,000 in Obamacare policies, upbeat about trends

Health insurance giant WellPoint Inc. has signed up 500,000 people for<p>Obamacarepolicies across the country, and it struck an upbeat tone about early enrollment trends under the healthcare law.<p>WellPoint, which runs Anthem Blue Cross plans in California and 13 other states, said new enrollees tend to …

When ‘They’ Say Cutting Taxes On The Rich Means Job Creation, They’re Lying. Just Ask This Rich Guy.

Employment

World's richest 85 people have as much as bottom half the population | McClatchy Washington Bureau

The world’s richest 85 people control the same amount of wealth as the total held by half the world’s population, according to a report issued today …

It’s the Inequality, Stupid

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><b>Want more charts like these?</b> <i>See our charts on</i> <i>the secrets of the jobless recovery,</i> …

Most Congress members are millionaires for the first time ever

Land of the free, home of the … rich Congress. Just as Congress is set to take on long-term unemployment benefits, the minimum wage, and food stamp …

The 40-Year Slump

The steady stream of Watergate revelations, President Richard Nixon’s twists and turns to fend off disclosures, the impeachment hearings, and finally …

Major health law changes begin in 2014 | McClatchy Washington Bureau

After more than three years of piecemeal implementation, the Affordable Care Act reaches an important new phase in 2014, when most of the law’s major …

Can Vermont's Single-Payer System Fix What Ails American Healthcare?

As Obamacare struggles, progressives hope a bold experiment could offer a better model. But first, it has to work.<p>The Affordable Care Act's turbulent implementation has ruled the news cycle, but across the country states like Vermont are experimenting with their own plans.<p>Governor Peter Shumlin …

Why Switzerland Has the World's Best Health Care System

Long-time readers of this blog will know that my favorite health policy topic is the Swiss health care system. So I was glad to see Megan McArdle, Tyler Cowen, and Ezra Klein devote some space to the topic on Monday, provoked by Paul Krugman’s fact-free claim that “consumer-based medicine has been …

The Incidental Economist

June 15, 2018 at 11:19 am<p>Aaron Carroll<p>The Trump administration has released Medicaid report cards, which allow citizens and health care journalists …

OECD Report Offers a Contrast in Perception vs Reality in US Health Care

Home <b>›</b> Medical Practice <b>›</b> Health Policy <b>›</b> <b>JAMA Forum: OECD Report Offers a Contrast in Perception vs Reality in US Health Care</b><p><i>on</i> November 27, 2013<p>Aaron …

There’s nothing compassionate about Paul Ryan’s conservatism

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>Don’t be fooled by the congressman’s latest efforts to rebrand himself. His policies are disastrous for the poor<p>Joe Conason<p>November 23, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Nobody in Washington talks much about the poor in America these days, even though they are more and more with us in the economic …

The Singular Waste of America's Healthcare System in 1 Remarkable Chart

The U.S. spends far, far more per person than any other rich country on healthcare. We don't get more for it.<p>Reuters<p>We are an exceptional nation. At least when it comes to healthcare spending.<p>We spend much more than any other rich country, but we certainly don't get more for it. We get less. We get …

Employer-based health insurance: People have no idea how costly it is.

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>At the top of this morning's Wonkbook, Ezra Klein says President Obama "shouldn't apologize for …

The Health-Care Trilemma: How Obamacare is changing insurance premiums

The White House's biggest frustration right now is that Obamacare's technical failures are obscuring its great success: Premiums are much lower than the Congressional Budget Office estimated when the law first passed.<p>In a new report for the liberal Center for American Progress, Topher Spiro and …

Costliest 1 Percent Of Patients Account For 21 Percent Of U.S. Health Spending

A 58-year-old Maryland woman breaks her ankle, develops a blood clot and, unable to find a doctor to monitor her blood-thinning drug, winds up in an …

Demand is strong as Obamacare enrollment starts in California

Kicking off a historic healthcare expansion, California's new insurance market stumbled out of the gate with computer glitches, long hold times and an online enrollment delay for small businesses.<p>Still, many consumers rushed to get coverage Tuesday when enrollment opened nationwide as part of …