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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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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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