health reform


The kegger celebrating an attack on our healthcare

Two years ago today, House Republicans passed their bill (called AHCA) to gut the Affordable Care Act, and then held a kegger to celebrate. I remember it pretty clearly. Because this happened the day after…



Not even the slightest pretense:

Since last night, my Twitter feed has been blowing up with people freaking out over the latest attack on justice, the rule of law and decency coming out of the Trump Administration. Trump’s Department of…


The plan that lets anyone buy into Medicare

It’s been a good bet for some time that Democratic presidential candidates will converge on some kind of Medicare buy-in plan as the next step in the quest for universal coverage. As several observers have…


Why I fight to save Obamacare

In 2011, when I was 25 – and just three weeks away from college graduation – I felt pain in my right knee that wouldn’t go away. I was an avid runner and was leading…


Health Wonk Review for December 12, 2018

‘Tis the season of giving – and Peggy Salvatore has come bearing gifts (nine of them in the form of blog posts, to be exact) as she hosts the latest edition of Health Wonk Review….


Will your state waive goodbye to ACA’s protections?

The Trump administration has opened a new front in its assault on the ACA marketplace’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions and low incomes. This time the vehicle is the ACA’s Section 1332 innovation waivers,…


Health Wonk Review for November 15, 2018

Health services researcher Lisa Lines has taken the helm in the latest edition of Health Wonk Review. over at The Medical Care Blog. Welcome, Lisa, and thanks for including our own submission, from Louise Norris….