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The ACA Marketplace Problems in Context (and Why They Don’t Mean Obamacare Is ‘Failing’)

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses the latest challenges faced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces and why they should be kept in perspective: “If Obamacare had bipartisan support, they would be treated much more like mundane implementation issues to be addressed by Congress than glaring headlines about Obamacare failure.”

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How Donald Trump’s Assertions About Obamacare Premium Increases Can’t Be True

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses why Donald Trump’s campaign trail claim that the Obama administration is withholding big Affordable Care Act premium increases until after the election to influence the outcome could not be true.

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In La. and Ky. Shifts on Medicaid Expansion, a Reminder of Governors’ Power in Health Care

As the 2016 presidential election garners much attention, Drew Altman, in his latest Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, examines how down ballot races – especially governorships – can make a huge differences for health policy.

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How ACA Marketplace Premiums Measure Up to Expectations

Premium increases in the health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will likely be higher in 2017 than in recent years; however, the actual average benchmark premium in the ACA marketplaces in 2016 is below what the Congressional Budget Office projected for 2016 before the health law was passed. How actual marketplace premiums compare to what CBO expected in doing those budget projections is an important factor in determining whether the ACA continues to be on track to reducing the deficit.

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JAMA Forum: The Partisan Divide on Health Care

In this post for JAMA, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Larry Levitt outlines the health care platforms of the Republican and Democratic parties, noting their fundamentally different aims and differing ideas about, among other things, the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and Medicare.

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Public Misperceptions About Obamacare Premium Increases

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman looks at the debate about increases in Obamacare premiums and public misperceptions about who is and is not affected by them.

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