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November 2015 Sara Rosenbaum ,
In a geographic region whose residents experience the nation’s highest poverty rates and the greatest health risks, Kentucky has been a leader in the expansion of the Affordable Care Act.
But Medicaid’s extraordinary feat in transforming health coverage in Kentucky may not last. Newly elected Governor Matt Bevin promised to repeal the Medicaid expansion as unaffordable. A closely watched dance between Kentucky and the Obama administration will begin in early 2016. More
November 2015 Anand K. Parekh ,
The buzzword in health care is value. From Medicare to the nation’s largest health care systems and payers, plans are underway to tie some portion of fee-for-service payments to value-based payment models. But how should value in health care be defined? Here, the author suggests two approaches to the value equation, one geared toward the numerator and the second toward the denominator, that could help accelerate our progress toward a greater quotient. More
October 2015 Noam N. Levey ,
The advent of the 2016 presidential primary season has brought renewed calls from Republicans for complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As has been the case in the last 3 election cycles, full-throated attacks on “Obamacare” are de rigueur with the GOP base. Can we move past the Obamacare wars? More
August 2015 Diana M. Zuckerman ,
Within days of the Supreme Court’s decision to save rather than eviscerate the Affordable Care Act, the House of Representatives did something surprising: They passed a groundbreaking health care law with strong bipartisan support. That sounds like good news. However, this groundbreaking health care law is almost as controversial as the previous one. More
June 2015 Sara Rosenbaum ,
Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion in King v Burwell, which upholds health insurance subsidies for all eligible Americans regardless of where they live, virtually ends with the sentence quoted in the title of this essay. It is a declaration that brings to a close a 4-year epic journey of litigation designed to bring down the Affordable Care Act. More
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