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Obamacare? Zika? Which Health Stories Americans Actually Follow

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes the Kaiser Health Policy News Index to determine which health stories in the news have broken through to the public the most in the last year. One conclusion: it wasn’t the Affordable Care Act.

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What Paul Ryan’s Stance on 2016 Means for Health Care

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses the implications of Paul Ryan’s decision to rule out being drafted as a Republican presidential candidate for the 2017 health care agenda and how it could focus greater attention on proposals to change Medicare and Medicaid along with the Affordable Care Act.

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How Health Care Factors Into the Presidential Campaign

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses how health care issues have cooled in the election season but matter more for certain voting groups than others, and for “health care voters” encompass more than the Affordable Care Act.

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The Affordable Care Act After Six Years

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines the role of the Affordable Care Act in the health system on its sixth anniversary, and how the hot debate about the law may have created an exaggerated impression of the good and the bad it can do.

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Flint, Michigan, Water Contamination and Anxiety Closer to Home

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses polling data about the public’s concern about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and the deep concern in low income communities.

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Donald Trump’s Health-Care Plan and Where the ‘Repeal and Replace’ Slogan Falls Short

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses Donald Trump’s health plan and why “repeal and replace” is not a good description for Republican alternatives that have very different objectives than the Affordable Care Act.

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