February 21, 2013

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Steven Brill, Time

When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie’s father had been treated there 10 years earlier, and she and her family credited the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson with extending his life by at least eight years.

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October 22, 2013
Obamacare Should Change Your Health Plan
Josh Barro, Business Insider
President Barack Obama's promise that "if you like your health plan, you can keep your health care plan" isn't proving true. Here are some groups of people who aren't getting to keep their existing plans. more ››
October 23, 2013
A Rough Few Days for Obamacare
Jonathan Cohn, The New Republic
President Obama’s Rose Garden speech Monday was supposed to send two messages—one, that he is determined to fix Obamacare’s troubled federal websites and, two, that the law is already helping many people get... more ››
October 22, 2013
Why We Can't Delay the Individual Mandate
Dan McLaughlin, Federalist
The launch of Obamacare’s online insurance exchanges has been such an operational trainwreck that even the White House Press Secretary, the DNC chair and boosters like Ezra Klein have had to... more ››
October 21, 2013
Obamacare's Coming Legal Fight
Thomas P. Miller, The American
The first three weeks after the initial launch of Obamacare’s health exchanges — relabeled “marketplaces” (apparently without market prices!) by the White House earlier this year — have been plagued... more ››
October 21, 2013
The ACA Will Expand High-Deductible Insurance
Wharam et al., NEJM
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will cause a major expansion of high-deductible health insurance, a fact that has received little attention but has substantial implications for patients, health care pro-viders, and employers.... more ››