Decoding 2016: The Future of Healthcare

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House Republicans Unveil Obamacare Replacement - James Arkin, RealClearPolitics

House Republicans on Wednesday are set to unveil a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with new healthcare policies aimed at reducing government regulation and l...

The Puzzling Gap Between State and National Polls - David Byler

Experienced Hand Guides GOP House Races - James Arkin

Campaigns Gear Up for July Conventions - Caitlin Huey-Burns

Lujan's Plan to Increase Dems in House: Target Trump - James Arkin

Medicine's Next Step - President Barack Obama, Boston Globe

HEALTH CARE is always personal. As science and technology have advanced, it’s become possible to make it personalized as well, giving us the tools to better understand, preve...

A Big Step Toward Repealing, Replacing the Health Law - Jeffrey Anderson, Weekly Std

For six years, it has been abundantly clear that Americans want Obamacare to be repealed—but only if a well-conceived conservative alternative is positioned to take its p...

Republicans' Obamacare Replacement Plan Is a Failure - Emanuel & Spiro, USA Today

About seven years after the Republicans promised to “Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act, we have their "replacement" plan. It is not a coherent policy alternat...

The Republican Party's Pointless Obamacare War - Juan Williams, The Hill

The House GOP has finally put out its own healthcare plan. That giant choking sound you hear is coming from Donald Trump. He can’t swallow this one. Trump, about to...

What Was Bubba Up To? - Chris Stirewalt, FOX News

On the heels of a private meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch the question becomes: what is he up to?...

Is There a State-National Polling Discrepancy? - Sean Trende

Elections Analyst David Byler and I have both noted an apparent discrepancy between state and national polls, with Donald Trump seemingly running better in the former than the latt...

These Rust Belt Democrats Could Win Trump the White House - Keith O'Brien, Politico

They used to be Democrats. Now they really could hand Donald Trump the White House....

How Republicans Will Replace Obamacare - Rep. Kevin Brady, USA Today

Decisions about our health care are some of the most personal choices we make throughout our lives. And these decisions — what type of insurance to have, which doctors, ...

Brexit and the Rising Shades of Trumpism - Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune

Many people see striking similarities between Donald Trump 's presidential campaign and the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union . One of those people is Donald Trump....

The Re-Re-Re-Re-Reboot of Donald Trump - Molly Ball, The Atlantic

For the first time, the Republican nominee’s operation shows real signs of changing course. But can changing the campaign change the candidate?...

The Genius of the House Republican Health Plan - John Hart, OpportunityLives

House Republicans led by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday released the most comprehensive GOP health plan to date. The plan is the fifth of six agenda it...

Republicans Have a Shot at Replacing Obamacare - Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

One can imagine all sorts of Republican health-care plans that might now be under consideration if John McCain had won the election in 2008, or if Obamacare had failed to pass. (Of...

Health Care Premiums: Up, and Rising Again - M. Anthony Mills, RealClearPolitics

In presidential politics, party professionals on both sides of the aisle live in fear of the dreaded “October surprise” that can compromise their candidates’ chan...

President Obama Is Gutting Medicare - Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

Under the guise of “reform,” President Obama is dismantling Medicare — dooming seniors to needless pain and disability and shortening their lives. The stakes...

Don't Bend Your Knee to Trump, Evangelicals - David French, National Review

Evangelical leaders should think twice before they bend their knees to Donald Trump. He represents the subversion of all of their most cherished values....

The Looming Healthcare Crisis in 2016 - Munish Batra, Washington Examiner

Today's insurance environment is disillusioning....

Obamacare: The Less Affordable Care Act? - Vann Newkirk, The Atlantic

A spate of news stories about the undeniable successes of the Affordable Care Act in providing insurance coverage to the vast majority of Americans also underlines one of its core ...

Clinton, Sanders: Talk After Former Wins D.C. Primary - Dave Weigel, Washington Post

Wheels Are Coming Off Obamacare - Peter Morici, Washington Times

The wheels are coming off Obamacare. Insurance premiums and the burden on the federal budget are spinning out of control....

Tuesday: Finale to an Extraordinary 2016 Primary - Alexis Simendinger & Caitlin Huey-Burns

Clinton Policies to End Pay Gap Would Just Make it Larger - Michael Barone, Examiner

The Health Law's Elephant in the Room - Stephen Parente, Investor's Business Daily

The debate over the Affordable Care Act has focused almost exclusively on the roughly12.7 million health insurance policies obtained through the law’s online exchanges. But w...

Democrats Confronting Dangerous Divisions Within Party - Margaret Talev, Bloomberg

Hillary Clinton’s claim of a narrow victory in Kentucky and Bernie Sanders’ win in Oregon illustrated a deepening rift among Democrats with the potential to hobble the ...

The Bernie Sanders Trainwreck - Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg

How can his supporters protect his mission? By voting against him now....

Sorry, We Don't Take Obamacare - Elisabeth Rosenthal, New York Times

AMY MOSES and her circle of self-employed small-business owners were supporters of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. They bought policies on the newly created New York S...

Oops! Obamacare Runs Afoul of the Constitution - Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer has ruled for Congress in House v. Burwell, a case challenging the authority of the executive branch to pay Obamacare subsidies for which no m...

Obamacare's Looming Rate Hikes a Headache for Democrats - Paul Demko, Politico

The last thing Democrats want to contend with just a week before the 2016 presidential election is an outcry over double-digit insurance hikes as millions of Americans begin signin...

Stop Bailing Out Obamacare - Christopher Jacobs, The Federalist

The Obama administration is bailing out Obamacare by spending taxpayer dollars Congress never approved on cost-sharing subsidies to insurance companies....

A Big Insurer Is Quitting Obamacare. Why That Doesn't Spell Doom - Sarah Kliff, Vox

Obamacare has suffered in headlines lately. The country's largest insurer, UnitedHealth, is pulling out of the marketplace after losing $1 million on lower-than-expected enrol...

The Increasing Instability of Obamacare - James Capretta, National Review

United Healthcare’s announcement that it is pulling out of most of the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — a.k.a. Obamacare — is one of many ...

Obamacare Disaster Will Be Obama's Lasting Legacy - Marc Thiessen, Washington Post

Historian David Maraniss notes, in Sunday’s Post, that President Obama came to office with the goal of changing “the trajectory of America” and leaving “a l...

Obamacare Hits Another Bump in the Road - Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

Well, the hammer has fallen: The largest health insurer in the U.S. has started pulling out of select Obamacare exchanges. Five months ago UnitedHealth, which had been singing...

How Obamacare Just Made Filing Your Taxes Worse - Nathan Nascimento, Time

It’s that wonderful time of year again: tax season. Some 150 million American businesses and individuals are expected to file taxes by this month, covering thousands of arcan...

The Fiction Behind Sanders' Health Plan - Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune

Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist who thinks the United States needs a...

First-Rate Health Care - Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Every day this week I shaved, brushed my teeth, showered, dressed myself, made my own breakfast. Big steps for a recovering invalid.I have multiple myeloma, a bone-marrow cancer. J...

Unforgettable Death of My Forgotten Patient - Brittany Bettendorf, WSJ

Sanders Slams Bush on Medicare - Jordain Carney, The Hill

Will Saving on Healthcare Hurt the Economy? - B. Appelbaum, NY Times

Miami: U.S. Capital of Healthcare Fraud - Jay Weaver, Miami Herald

In Miami’s very deep sea of Medicare fraud, Carmen Gonzalez was a minnow.So when federal agents recently nabbed her after five years on the lam, it didn’t exactly make ...

Not One Dime? ObamaCare Adds $6.2T to Deficit - C. Conover, American

Coming Up With "A Bitter Pill" - Steven Brill, Reuters

For the past 10 days I’ve been interviewed on various television and radio shows about the article I wrote for the March 4 issue of Time, called “A Bitter Pill.” ...

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...

Beware of RomneyCare - James Surowiecki, The New Yorker

Mitt Romney can be a hard man to pin down. But there is one thing that he’s been clear about: if he becomes President, he will repeal Obamacare. That simple promise, more tha...

Mediscare Campaign Will Backfire on Dems - Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh PG

Someone who looks like Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pushes an old woman in a wheelchair over a cliff as the ad claims he would leave seniors "without Medicare." It was, said PolitiFact,...

Can Hospitals Be Like Restaurant Chains? - Atul Gawande, The New Yorker

It was Saturday night, and I was at the local Cheesecake Factory with my two teen-age daughters and three of their friends. You may know the chain: a hundred and sixty restaurants ...

John Roberts Unwitting Nationalization of Medicaid - Timothy Noah, TNR

The Supreme Court’s decision in the health care caseis best understood as an attempt to maximize damage to established legal precedent while minimizing damage to the particul...

Opting Out of ObamaCare - David Harsanyi, Human Events

The Supreme Court recently granted Congress far-reaching new taxing authority through its Affordable Health Care Act decision. In the long-term, this is a frightening expansion of ...

The Crushing Cost of Care - Adamy & McGinty, Wall Street Journal

Patients themselves rarely make plans for dying, the period that typically costs the most.On Valentine's Day 2009, Scott Crawford, 41 years old, received the break that he thought ...

No Respite for Liberals - Pamela Karlan, New York Times

How Liberals Win - Bill Scher, New York Times

PRESIDENT OBAMA has endured much criticism of his legislative skills from his fellow progressives. His conciliatory approach has been compared unfavorably with Franklin D. Rooseve...

A Pyrrhic Victory - Neal Katyal, New York Times

A "Tax" That Breaks New Ground - Floyd Norris, New York Times

There are lots of taxes that people pay only if they buy something — sales taxes, taxes on cigarettes and taxes on airline tickets among them. Frances Perkins, the la...

Why Roberts Did It - Charles Krauthammer, Investor's Business Daily

It's the judiciary's Nixon-to-China: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and upholds the constitutionality of ObamaCare. How? By pulling off one ...

The Reason Obamacare's a Fiscal Bomb - Charles Blahous, e21

This morning the Mercatus Center is publishing my study, “The Fiscal Consequences of the Affordable Care Act,” which evaluates the comprehensive health care reform law ...

Unpacking the Latest Attack on ObamaCare - Brian Beutler, TPM

Healthcare: A Mandate That Overreaches - William Voegeli, LA Times

Why ObamaCare Is a Tough Sell - Lee Harris, The American

During a press conference on December 17, 1940, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt justified his highly controversial lend-lease program by offering a simple analogy. When your ne...

It's ObamaCare, Stupid - Jeffrey Anderson & Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard

It's not easy to lose 63 seats in a House election. Before 2010, the last time it had been done was when Joe DiMaggio was still patrolling center field for the New York Yankees. It...

Health Care Mandate: Obama's Big Mistake - Grace-Marie Turner, NY Post

ObamaCare May Be GOP's Best Wedge Issue - Frank Donatelli, Politico

Polls showing low approval of health reform is a boon for the GOP, author says. | Reuters...

Mitt Suggested Obama Imitate RomneyCare - Andrew Kaczynski, BuzzFeed

Republican Presidential front runner Mitt Romney has taken heat from his rival for a 2009 USA today op-ed touting RomneyCare, including the individual mandate as model for nati...

Obamacare vs. the Catholics - Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard

On the last weekend of January, priests in Catholic churches across America read extraordinary letters to their congregations. The missives informed the laity that President Obama ...

Obamacare Shreds Social Safety Net - Frank Donatelli, Politico

Coming soon to a polling place near you: “Republicans are undermining Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Vote Democratic to stop them.” This has become a staple of...

Obamacare Has Made the Debt Crisis Worse - Philip Klein, Wash Examiner

Romney Debates Romney on Health Reform - Michael Kinsley, Bloomberg

OK, let’s go through this one more time. In 2006, Mitt Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, guided to passage, signed with a flourish and implemented with fanfare a health-c...

HC Law Helping Americans Cut Costs - Kathleen Sebelius, Washington Post

The rising cost of health insurance coverage has imposed a heavy burden on our nation. Over the past decade,insurance premiums for working families have grown three times faster th...

ObamaCare Makes a Mockery of Freedom - Milton Wolf, Washington Times

Liberals assure us that we need not fear the Obamacare individual mandate. It’s simply a way to ensure that individuals behave responsibly, they say. Fine, if it’s such...

Obama Healthcare Strategy: Silence - Grace-Marie Turner, Am Spectator

The White House is quietly implementing a shrewd new strategy of silence on Obamacare. Its goal: making sure the revolt against the unpopular health care overhaul that swept Republ...

ObamaCare Is Going Down - Peter Ferrara, The American Spectator

As we saw, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to find the Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional last Friday. I filed brief...

The Last Time Healthcare Was Repealed - W. James Antle, Daily Caller

The drive to "repeal and replace"� the newly enacted health care-reform law has already bumped into a bit of Beltway conventional wisdom: Entitlements are never repeale...

5 Lessons Dems Can Learn From Health Care Fight - Mike Madden, Salon

WASHINGTON -- OK, so healthcare reform is done. What's next?Looking at the push for President Obama's top domestic policy priority yields some clues for how Democrats and the White...

After Healthcare, Immigration - Gabriel Arana, American Prospect

Most of the final negotiations over health care have turned on the abortion language, but last week members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus joined the fray, threatening to vot...

Blanche Lincoln's Moment of Truth - Joe Conason, Salon

On the very same day that Blanche Lambert Lincoln will finally vote on whether to allow healthcare reform to reach the Senate floor, thousands of the dithering Arkansas Democrat's ...

Liberals Confident Public Option Will Happen - Jeffrey Young, The Hill

Hopes are running higher than ever for supporters of creating a government-run public option as part of healthcare reform.The question is not settled and the healthcare reform proj...

Democrats Need to Govern Now, Attack Later - Brent Budowsky, The Hill

I am fed up with those Democratic strategists who parade to cable-news shows and pollute the pages of newspapers with the pap that the way for Democrats to win in 2010 is to throw ...

Is the Tide Turning in Favor of the Public Option? - Mike Madden, Salon

As healthcare reform moves to backroom talks, supporters say its chances may be improvingBy Mike MaddenRead more: U.S. Senate, Politics, Medicine, Doctors, News, Healthcare, Barack...

What to Talk About Instead of Race - Darren Hutchinson, Salon

The media would rather debate whether right-wing Obama critics are racist than rebut their lies about his policies By Darren HutchinsonRead more: Racial Issues, Opinion, Healthcare...

To Save Planet, Obama Must Defeat GOP - Jonathan Freedland, Guardian

Turn autoplay offTurn autoplay onPlease activate cookies in order to turn autoplay offOne year on, the world still looks to the US and holds its breath. The fate of a global climat...

Obama, You're No Machiavelli - Michael Lind, Salon

Aug. 18, 2009 | To judge from his faltering campaign for healthcare reform, President Obama, well-read as he is, appears to have neglected to read Machiavelli. If he had done so,...

Why Obamacare is Failing - Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times

latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-goldberg18-2009aug18,0,6844550.columnJonah Goldberg August 18, 2009To listen to the White House and its supporters, in and out of the media, you woul...

There's Still Hope For the Public Option - Mike Madden, Salon

July 29, 2009 | WASHINGTON -- To hear the White House tell it, you can glimpse one future model for healthcare delivery at the Cleveland Clinic, which President Obama visited last...

We Need Universal Care - Michael Lind, Salon

We need universal, citizen-based healthcare. It doesn't look like Obama and Congress are ready to give it to usBy Michael LindRead more: Democratic Party, Social Security, Medicare...

Comprehensive Reform Fails Comprehensively - Michael Lind, Salon

History shows that piecemeal reform is better than a Big Bang. That goes for most of the Democrats' domestic agendaBy Michael LindRead more: Immigration, Opinion, Michael Lind, Lyn...

Obama's Future Depends on America's Health - Martin Kettle, Guardian

American voters want healthcare overhauled. But reform is a high stakes game that can wound the presidentAmerican healthcare remains a mystery to most Europeans. Many of us are vag...

Wyden's Third Way - Collin Levy, Wall Street Journal

'People don't want the government in the driver's seat . . . They don't want the decisions (about their treatment) made in Capitol hearing rooms with a bunch of legislators in dark...

Private Health Industry's Time is Up - Sen. Bernie Sanders, CS Monitor

Washington - President Obama has indicated he wants a healthcare bill on his desk sometime around October, before we worry about timetables, however, we as a nation have ...

The Healthcare War Has Officially Begun - Robert Reich, Salon

June 12, 2009 | Wednesday the American Medical Association came out against a public option for healthcare. The President has reaffirmed his support for it. The next weeks will s...

Rebuilding Healthcare Without Middlemen - Derrick Jackson, Boston Globe

PRESIDENT OBAMA says that if healthcare is not reformed this year, "we're not going to get it done." His Council of Economic Advisers warns that healthcare expenditures, currentl...

Health Bill Would Fix What's Broken - Sen. Edward Kennedy, Boston Globe

OVER THE LAST YEAR, I've seen our healthcare system up close. I've benefitted from the best of medicine, but I've also witnessed the frustration and outrage of patients and doctor...

America's Health Care Policies Are Sick - Robert Herbold, RealClearPolitics

If you were to ask most Americans whether or not the United States has the lowest infant mortality, I suspect the large majority would give you a resounding "yes." That's why it's...

The President Sets New Tone for America - Michael Tomasky, The Guardian

What can a president do in 100 days? Not much, really. Chiefly this: establish a mood. Set a tone. Send signals about how he envisions both state and nation. These, of course, are ...

Interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi - Charlie Rose, PBS

Charlie Rose: Nancy Pelosi is here. She is, as you know, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She is, as you know, the most powerful woman in the U.S. government and on...

Obama Sells Out to Wall Street - David Sirota, Salon

Jan. 17, 2009 | The veto is the legislative equivalent of a nuclear warhead -- a rarely used instrument of devastating force that singularly vaporizes the votes of 535 elected re...

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