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Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

  A new analysis has found spending more on health care has little impact on improving key health outcomes. It found that a 10% increase in health-care spending reduces…

Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Republicans fumble ACA Repeal

Editor’s note: The fight didn’t last long. Moments before a scheduled vote on March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill that would have repealed the Affordable…

How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

How Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on healthcare

Tony Dejak/AP Medical students protest outside the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to express their views on changes to Obamacare. Darius Lakdawalla, University of Southern California and…

Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

Only 20 Percent Of Americans Support Health Law Repeal Without Replacement Plan

By Jordan Rau The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released…

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

As Republicans ready to dismantle ACA, insurers likely to bolt

J.B. Silvers, Case Western Reserve University There’s a joke among insurers that there are two things that health insurance companies hate to do – take risks and pay claims…

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

If Republicans Repeal Health Law, How Will They Pay For Replacement?

By Julie Rovner Leading Republicans have vowed that even if they repeal most of the Affordable Care Act early in 2017, a replacement will not hurt those currently receiving benefits…

Amid Sign-Up Surge, Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline

Amid Sign-Up Surge, Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline

By Pauline Bartolone Californians are signing up in higher numbers than they did last year for health plans sold on the state’s health insurance exchange, despite great uncertainty over…

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

Five Quick Ways A New HHS Secretary Could Change The Course Of Health Policy

By Julie Rovner Prospective Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee, brings a distinctive to-do list to the agency.  And, if…

Environmentalists Offer To Help Protect Health Care Under Trump

Environmentalists Offer To Help Protect Health Care Under Trump

By Pauline Bartolone Environmental groups are laser-focused in their crusade for cleaner air and water, on curbing climate change, and preventing toxins from contaminating communities. But as they prepare…

Why it’s wrong to blame Obamacare for health care ills

Why it’s wrong to blame Obamacare for health care ills

Aravind Chandrasekaran, The Ohio State University and Daniel Martin, The Ohio State University The Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called Obamacare, has come under sharp criticism. Now, with the nomination…