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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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Medicare-for-All vs. Single Payer: The Impact of Labels

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, “Medicare-for-All vs. Single Payer: The Impact of Labels”, Drew Altman uses new polling on a Medicare-for-all or single payer health system to explain how what you call a health reform plan can substantially affect the public’s response.

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Will Poor Health Status in the South Be an Issue in 2016 Primaries?

Drew Altman discusses whether the presidential candidates will discuss poor health status in the South in this Wall Street Journal Think Tank column.

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Behind the Challenges to Universal Health Coverage

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses why political reality and the diverse makeup of the remaining uninsured population mean that the likeliest path to universal coverage is a multi-step approach.

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What New Data Tell Us About Doctor Choice

Drew Altman explores the rhetoric versus reality on whether choice of doctors is eroding and why the issue resonates with Americans, in this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank.

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JAMA Forum: Surprise, Surprise

Larry Levitt’s February 2016 post explains how “surprise medical bills” — unanticipated charges for out-of-network care – can happen. It describes some government approaches to the issue and outlines the challenges to protecting consumers. The post is now available at The JAMA Forum.

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