Some History: What We Have Learned Regarding Coverage

January 17, 2017 Government

I’ve been working on health coverage issues since the late 70’s. Here are some of the key things that WE have learned during the time since. Prior to Medicare, private insurers did not offer coverage to the elderly. Most elderly simply got dropped when they turned 65. That’s why we have Medicare. Prior to the […]

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Effect of the ACA on Personal Debt – It Goes Down

April 21, 2016 Debt

This is as we – or at least most of us – would expect. Compared to people in states that did not expand Medicaid under the ACA, newly available Medicaid in States that expanded the program enabled newly covered people to reduce their unpaid bills and debts.  Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Bhashkar Mazumder, Sarah Miller, […]

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More “Chicken Little” on Obamacare?

November 10, 2014 Health Insurance

The latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act has the press and pundits in a dither. The Supreme Court preempted a full panel in the Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) already scheduled to hear an appeal in December and agreed to hear King v. Burwell. Both proponents and opponents are both amped up […]

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DC Hostage Negotiating per The Daily Show

October 16, 2013 Uncategorized

Perhaps I should just turn over all my commentary to Jon Stewart. Here The Daily Show brings in a former FBI hostage negotiator to help resolve the Washington fight tying the ACA to raising the debt ceiling and re-opening the Federal government. Laughing is better than crying. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full […]

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Jon Stewart Gets it Right

October 11, 2013 Health Insurance

I hardly wish ill to my fellow citizens, even those who live in states that receive more in Federal revenue and other benefits than they pay for in Federal taxes. But I’m rapidly approaching the point when I will revel in the reversing of the financial flows from the self-punishing, mostly Southern states to the […]

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