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Preexisting Conditions and Republican Plans to Replace Obamacare

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses new data highlighting why pre-exisitng conditions could be a flashpoint issue in the Affordable Care Act repeal and replace debate.

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How the Republican Health Agenda Could Play Out

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column Drew Altman discusses how Republicans will assume ownership of health care’s policy and political problems as they assume control, and how that may affect their plans for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare.

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The Bigger Story, and Agenda, Behind GOP Changes to Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid

This column was published as a Wall Street Journal Think Tank column on November 21, 2016. Early media coverage of the Republican health-care agenda has concentrated on plans to repeal and then replace the Affordable Care Act. The larger story is GOP preparations for a health policy trifecta: to fundamentally change the…

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Health Affairs Blog: The Cost Of A Cure: Revisiting Medicare Part D And Hepatitis C Drugs

This blog post revisits an earlier analysis of the drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) using new data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and considers both the ongoing impact of hepatitis C drugs for Medicare Part D and the broader implications for Medicare of new high-priced drugs entering the market.

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Why the Key Indicators to Watch on Health-Care Marketplaces Come in 2017

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses why the real moment of truth in assessing the stability of the Affordable Care Act’s health care Marketplaces may come next spring.

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JAMA Forum: Those Pesky Lines Around States

In this post for The JAMA Forum, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Larry Levitt discusses the concept of allowing insurers to sell health plans across state lines and how such a proposal could affect people with pre-existing conditions.

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