With a Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell looming, this Drew Altman column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank plays out the politics of a ruling for the two major parties.
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In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new Census Department survey data showing higher health spending growth over the last four economic quarters, and raises the question: is the health spending slowdown over?
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses why seniors need to be included in the national discussion on income inequality, especially as proposals to change Medicare and Social Security are considered.
Larry Levitt’s March 2015 post explores what could happen if the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs in the King v. Burwell case, the lawsuit that challenges the federal government’s authority to provide financial assistance to people who buy insurance in federally-operated marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman lays out the news media’s challenge covering the upcoming Supreme Court King v. Burwell decision about the ACA.
This analysis tracks the financial performance of insurers in the individual market by evaluating trends in the medical loss ratio (MLR) in the pre-ACA landscape from 2010 to 2013 and estimates the MLR for the first full year of Affordable Care Act implementation in 2014. Findings suggest that although performance varied among insurers, insurers overall had roughly comparable financial performance in 2014 as in recent prior years.
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses new Foundation survey findings showing that most consumers see their high deductible health plans as a bad value.
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses why many people may not know whether or not they are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.
In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes the politics and why the details matter when red states consider linking Medicaid expansion coverage and work requirements.
In this May post for the journal Women’s Health Issues, Alina Salganicoff, Usha Ranji and Laurie Sobel explore Medicaid’s role in providing health coverage for women over the past 50 years and outline key issues going forward. The post is now available here.