Monthly Archives: July 2016

How Might Democrats Try to Expand and Improve the ACA in 2017?

[Below is a new commentary just released by the Milbank Quarterly on their website — to be published in their fall edition.] In 2017, if Democrats hold the White House and recapture a majority in the US Senate (control of … Continue reading

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The Art of the Non-Deal Deal

[This article on the demise of the proposed ballot initiative to address hospital price variation was just published in the new summer issue of Commonwealth Magazine.  I first wrote about this issue in an article the winter issue of Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Obama, Clinton and the New Public Option

The era of Democratic silence on strengthening and improving the Affordable Care Act is officially over.  President Barack Obama’s tour de force review of the ACA’s successes in the new Journal of the American Medical Association is also important for … Continue reading

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