Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Trending on kff Ebola Marketplaces Consumer Resources

3 Takeaways From the Medicare Trustees Report

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman dives into this week’s release of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report to discuss the good news that may have been missed.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

Amid Tensions, Legal Immigrants Fear Signing Up for Obamacare

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new Kaiser Family Foundation survey findings about how fear of enforcement of immigration laws may be affecting Latino enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

The Stakes Beyond the Halbig Lawsuit

In a column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses if the legal court cases about whether the government can provide tax credits to people in the Affordable Care Act’s federal health exchanges will be perceived by the American people as a legitimate legal question or as more inside-Washington politics.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

How Obamacare’s Progress Makes Expanding Coverage Harder

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines why the job of enrolling the uninsured gets harder, not easier, because the remaining uninsured will generally be tougher to reach after the first year of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

What’s Trending in Health Care? Conservative Ideas

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman cuts through the political debate and reviews how some ideas conservatives like are taking hold in the American health system.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post

Why the Political Heat on the ACA Is Cooling

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores some early indicators that the political waters may be calming for the Affordable Care Act.

Column/Op-Ed Read Post
ES_WP_Query Object
(
    [es_map:protected] => Array
        (
            [post_meta] => meta.%s.value.raw_lc
            [post_meta.analyzed] => meta.%s.value
            [post_meta.long] => meta.%s.long
            [post_meta.double] => meta.%s.double
            [post_meta.binary] => meta.%s.boolean
            [post_meta.date] => post_meta.%s.date
            [post_meta.datetime] => post_meta.%s.datetime
            [post_meta.time] => post_meta.%s.time
            [post_meta.signed] => post_meta.%s.signed
            [post_meta.unsigned] => post_meta.%s.unsigned
            [term_id] => taxonomy.%s.term_id
            [term_slug] => taxonomy.%s.slug
            [term_name] => taxonomy.%s.name.raw
            [term_tt_id] => terms.%s.term_taxonomy_id
            [category_id] => category.term_id
            [category_slug] => category.slug
            [category_name] => category.name.raw
            [category_tt_id] => terms.%s.term_taxonomy_id
            [tag_id] => tag.term_id
            [tag_slug] => tag.slug
            [tag_name] => tag.name.raw
            [tag_tt_id] => terms.%s.term_taxonomy_id
            [post_author] => author_id
            [post_date] => date
            [post_date.year] => date_token.year
            [post_date.month] => date_token.month
            [post_date.week] => date_token.week
            [post_date.day] => date_token.day
            [post_date.day_of_year] => date_token.day_of_year
            [post_date.day_of_week] => date_token.day_of_week
            [post_date.hour] => date_token.hour
            [post_date.minute] => date_token.minute
            [post_date.second] => date_token.second
            [post_date_gmt] => date_gmt
            [post_date_gmt.year] => date_gmt_token.year
            [post_date_gmt.month] => date_gmt_token.month
            [post_date_gmt.week] => date_gmt_token.week
            [post_date_gmt.day] => date_gmt_token.day
            [post_date_gmt.day_of_year] => date_gmt_token.day_of_year
            [post_date_gmt.day_of_week] => date_gmt_token.day_of_week
            [post_date_gmt.hour] => date_gmt_token.hour
            [post_date_gmt.minute] => date_gmt_token.minute
            [post_date_gmt.second] => date_gmt_token.second
            [post_content] => content
            [post_content.analyzed] => content
            [post_title] => title
            [post_title.analyzed] => title
            [post_excerpt] => excerpt
            [post_password] => post_password
            [post_name] => post_name
            [post_modified] => modified
            [post_modified.year] => modified_token.year
            [post_modified.month] => modified_token.month
            [post_modified.week] => modified_token.week
            [post_modified.day] => modified_token.day
            [post_modified.day_of_year] => modified_token.day_of_year
            [post_modified.day_of_week] => modified_token.day_of_week
            [post_modified.hour] => modified_token.hour
            [post_modified.minute] => modified_token.minute
            [post_modified.second] => modified_token.second
            [post_modified_gmt] => modified_gmt
            [post_modified_gmt.year] => modified_gmt_token.year
            [post_modified_gmt.month] => modified_gmt_token.month
            [post_modified_gmt.week] => modified_gmt_token.week
            [post_modified_gmt.day] => modified_gmt_token.day
            [post_modified_gmt.day_of_year] => modified_gmt_token.day_of_year
            [post_modified_gmt.day_of_week] => modified_gmt_token.day_of_week
            [post_modified_gmt.hour] => modified_gmt_token.hour
            [post_modified_gmt.minute] => modified_gmt_token.minute
            [post_modified_gmt.second] => modified_gmt_token.second
            [post_parent] => parent_post_id
            [menu_order] => menu_order
            [post_mime_type] => post_mime_type
            [comment_count] => comment_count
        )

    [es_args] => Array
        (
            [filter] => Array
                (
                    [and] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => Array
                                (
                                    [terms] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_type] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => perspective
                                                    [1] => page
                                                )

                                        )

                                )

                            [1] => Array
                                (
                                    [terms] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_status] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => publish
                                                )

                                        )

                                )

                            [2] => Array
                                (
                                    [or] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [term] => Array
                                                        (
                                                            [meta.kff_author.value.raw_lc] => 49507
                                                        )

                                                )

                                            [1] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [term] => Array
                                                        (
                                                            [meta.included_on_page.value.raw_lc] => 105174
                                                        )

                                                )

                                        )

                                )

                        )

                )

            [sort] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [date] => desc
                        )

                )

            [fields] => Array
                (
                    [0] => post_id
                )

            [from] => 24
            [size] => 6
        )

    [es_response] => Array
        (
            [results] => Array
                (
                    [total] => 68
                    [max_score] => 
                    [hits] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => Array
                                (
                                    [_index] => kaiserfamilyfoundation.wordpress.com-8
                                    [_type] => post
                                    [_id] => 50276312-p-120497
                                    [_score] => 
                                    [fields] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_id] => 120497
                                        )

                                    [sort] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => 1406886350000
                                        )

                                )

                            [1] => Array
                                (
                                    [_index] => kaiserfamilyfoundation.wordpress.com-8
                                    [_type] => post
                                    [_id] => 50276312-p-120046
                                    [_score] => 
                                    [fields] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_id] => 120046
                                        )

                                    [sort] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => 1406711353000
                                        )

                                )

                            [2] => Array
                                (
                                    [_index] => kaiserfamilyfoundation.wordpress.com-8
                                    [_type] => post
                                    [_id] => 50276312-p-119427
                                    [_score] => 
                                    [fields] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_id] => 119427
                                        )

                                    [sort] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => 1406290453000
                                        )

                                )

                            [3] => Array
                                (
                                    [_index] => kaiserfamilyfoundation.wordpress.com-8
                                    [_type] => post
                                    [_id] => 50276312-p-118688
                                    [_score] => 
                                    [fields] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_id] => 118688
                                        )

                                    [sort] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => 1405937349000
                                        )

                                )

                            [4] => Array
                                (
                                    [_index] => kaiserfamilyfoundation.wordpress.com-8
                                    [_type] => post
                                    [_id] => 50276312-p-117636
                                    [_score] => 
                                    [fields] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_id] => 117636
                                        )

                                    [sort] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => 1405420849000
                                        )

                                )

                            [5] => Array
                                (
                                    [_index] => kaiserfamilyfoundation.wordpress.com-8
                                    [_type] => post
                                    [_id] => 50276312-p-116803
                                    [_score] => 
                                    [fields] => Array
                                        (
                                            [post_id] => 116803
                                        )

                                    [sort] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => 1404817011000
                                        )

                                )

                        )

                )

            [took] => 1
        )

    [query] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => Array
                (
                    [0] => perspective
                    [1] => page
                )

            [orderby] => date
            [order] => DESC
            [posts_per_page] => 6
            [paged] => 5
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [relation] => OR
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => kff_author
                            [value] => 49507
                        )

                    [1] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => included_on_page
                            [value] => 105174
                        )

                )

        )

    [query_vars] => Array
        (
            [post_type] => Array
                (
                    [0] => perspective
                    [1] => page
                )

            [orderby] => date
            [order] => desc
            [posts_per_page] => 6
            [paged] => 5
            [meta_query] => Array
                (
                    [relation] => OR
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => kff_author
                            [value] => 49507
                        )

                    [1] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => included_on_page
                            [value] => 105174
                        )

                )

            [error] => 
            [m] => 
            [p] => 0
            [post_parent] => 
            [subpost] => 
            [subpost_id] => 
            [attachment] => 
            [attachment_id] => 0
            [name] => 
            [static] => 
            [pagename] => 
            [page_id] => 0
            [second] => 
            [minute] => 
            [hour] => 
            [day] => 0
            [monthnum] => 0
            [year] => 0
            [w] => 0
            [category_name] => 
            [tag] => 
            [cat] => 
            [tag_id] => 
            [author] => 
            [author_name] => 
            [feed] => 
            [tb] => 
            [comments_popup] => 
            [meta_key] => 
            [meta_value] => 
            [preview] => 
            [s] => 
            [sentence] => 
            [fields] => 
            [menu_order] => 
            [category__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [category__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [tag_slug__and] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [post_parent__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__in] => Array
                (
                )

            [author__not_in] => Array
                (
                )

            [ignore_sticky_posts] => 
            [suppress_filters] => 
            [cache_results] => 
            [update_post_term_cache] => 1
            [update_post_meta_cache] => 1
            [nopaging] => 
            [comments_per_page] => 50
        )

    [tax_query] => ES_WP_Tax_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                )

            [relation] => AND
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                )

            [queried_terms] => Array
                (
                )

            [primary_table] => 
            [primary_id_column] => 
        )

    [meta_query] => ES_WP_Meta_Query Object
        (
            [queries] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => kff_author
                            [value] => 49507
                        )

                    [1] => Array
                        (
                            [key] => included_on_page
                            [value] => 105174
                        )

                    [relation] => OR
                )

            [relation] => OR
            [meta_table] => 
            [meta_id_column] => 
            [primary_table] => 
            [primary_id_column] => 
            [table_aliases:protected] => Array
                (
                )

        )

    [date_query] => 
    [posts] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Post Object
                (
                    [ID] => 120497
                    [post_author] => 36621681
                    [post_date] => 2014-08-01 09:45:50
                    [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-01 13:45:50
                    [post_content] => 
In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman dives into this week’s release of the Social Security and  Medicare Trustees Report to discuss the good news that may have been missed.
[post_title] => 3 Takeaways From the Medicare Trustees Report [post_excerpt] => In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman dives into this week’s release of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report to discuss the good news that may have been missed. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 3-takeaways-from-the-medicare-trustees-report [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-01 09:51:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-01 13:51:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://kff.org/?post_type=perspective&p=120497 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => perspective [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 120046 [post_author] => 36621681 [post_date] => 2014-07-30 09:09:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-07-30 13:09:13 [post_content] =>
In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new Kaiser Family Foundation survey findings about how fear of enforcement of immigration laws may be affecting Latino enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.
[post_title] => Amid Tensions, Legal Immigrants Fear Signing Up for Obamacare [post_excerpt] => In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new Kaiser Family Foundation survey findings about how fear of enforcement of immigration laws may be affecting Latino enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => amid-tensions-legal-immigrants-fear-signing-up-for-obamacare [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-30 09:09:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-30 13:09:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://kff.org/?post_type=perspective&p=120046 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => perspective [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 119427 [post_author] => 36621681 [post_date] => 2014-07-25 12:14:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-07-25 16:14:13 [post_content] =>
In a column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses if the legal court cases about whether the government can provide tax credits to people in the Affordable Care Act’s federal health exchanges will be perceived by the American people as a legitimate legal question or as more inside-Washington politics.
[post_title] => The Stakes Beyond the Halbig Lawsuit [post_excerpt] => In a column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses if the legal court cases about whether the government can provide tax credits to people in the Affordable Care Act’s federal health exchanges will be perceived by the American people as a legitimate legal question or as more inside-Washington politics. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-stakes-beyond-the-halbig-lawsuit [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-25 12:15:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-25 16:15:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://kff.org/?post_type=perspective&p=119427 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => perspective [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 118688 [post_author] => 36621681 [post_date] => 2014-07-21 10:09:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-07-21 14:09:09 [post_content] =>
In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines why the job of enrolling the uninsured gets harder, not easier, because the remaining uninsured will generally be tougher to reach after the first year of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.
[post_title] => How Obamacare’s Progress Makes Expanding Coverage Harder [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-obamacares-progress-makes-expanding-coverage-harder [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-21 10:09:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-21 14:09:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://kff.org/?post_type=perspective&p=118688 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => perspective [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 117636 [post_author] => 36621681 [post_date] => 2014-07-15 10:40:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-07-15 14:40:49 [post_content] =>

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman cuts through the political debate and reviews how some ideas conservatives like are taking hold in the American health system.

[post_title] => What’s Trending in Health Care? Conservative Ideas [post_excerpt] => In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman cuts through the political debate and reviews how some ideas conservatives like are taking hold in the American health system. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => whats-trending-in-health-care-conservative-ideas [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-15 10:44:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-15 14:44:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://kff.org/?post_type=perspective&p=117636 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => perspective [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 116803 [post_author] => 36621681 [post_date] => 2014-07-08 10:56:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-07-08 14:56:51 [post_content] =>

In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores some early indicators that the political waters may be calming for the Affordable Care Act.

[post_title] => Why the Political Heat on the ACA Is Cooling [post_excerpt] => In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores some early indicators that the political waters may be calming for the Affordable Care Act. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => why-the-political-heat-on-the-aca-is-cooling [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-08 10:56:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-08 14:56:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://kff.org/?post_type=perspective&p=116803 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => perspective [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 6 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 120497 [post_author] => 36621681 [post_date] => 2014-08-01 09:45:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-01 13:45:50 [post_content] =>
In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman dives into this week’s release of the Social Security and  Medicare Trustees Report to discuss the good news that may have been missed.
[post_title] => 3 Takeaways From the Medicare Trustees Report [post_excerpt] => In his latest column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman dives into this week’s release of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report to discuss the good news that may have been missed. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 3-takeaways-from-the-medicare-trustees-report [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-01 09:51:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-01 13:51:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://kff.org/?post_type=perspective&p=120497 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => perspective [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 68 [max_num_pages] => 12 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => 1 [is_404] => [is_comments_popup] => [is_paged] => 1 [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 54fa228a099721db061969319c5243ca [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => )