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How Americans Feel About Immigration and Muslims in a Time of Donald Trump

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman uses findings from a new KFF/CNN survey of working-class white Americans and from Pew Research to examine xenophobia in America in a time of Trump.

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The Hyde Amendment and Coverage for Abortion Services

This policy insight examines the Hyde Amendment, an annually approved law that bans the use of federal funds to pay for abortions unless the pregnancy is a result of rape, incest, or endangerment of the life of a woman. The Hyde Amendment has become the focus of debate in the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton is the first presidential candidate to openly support lifting the Hyde bans on federal funding for abortion, while Donald Trump recently endorsed the codification of the law and established a Pro-life coalition. This perspective details the federal programs that are affected by the Hyde Amendment, provides estimates on the share of women insured by Medicaid affected by the law, the impact on their access to abortion services, and the potential effect if the law were to be repealed or codified.

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The Gap in Medigap

This policy insight examines the low rate of Medigap coverage among people under age 65 with disabilities on Medicare and the federal law that governs consumer rights and protections related to Medigap open enrollment.

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The Missing Debate Over Rising Health-Care Deductibles

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses what may be the most important change in the American health system—hint it’s not the Affordable Care Act—which has occurred without much discussion.

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Risks in ‘Full’ Disclosure of Presidential Candidates’ Health Records

In this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column, Drew Altman discusses the risks of full disclosure of presidential candidates’ health records, and considers a possible solution to the problem.

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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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