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The last-minute Obamacare shoppers were bargain hunters

People signing up before the deadline went for cheaper health plans.

Medicare reversed payment cuts, and not many are happy about it

Analysts say insurers will still see payment reductions, and ACA supporters wonder why Medicare is backing down against the cuts.

Indiana says health plan costs will spike to $570. That’s not the full story.

Premiums in Indiana will probably look like those in other states. It's all about how you frame the numbers.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jul 20, 2013

Does an $8 million advertising campaign really make Obamacare into the Iraq War?

Conservative commentary on Obamacare is getting weirder and weirder.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 23, 2013

Will the GOP’s plan to fight Obamacare in the states backfire?

Will governors who purposefully do a very bad job implementing Obamacare hurt the law, or just themselves and their states?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 29, 2013

Marijuana and same-sex marriage win big in ballot measures

Marijuana and same-sex marriage won big last night, while results on taxes were more mixed and Obamacare took some cuts.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 7, 2012

The most important issue of this election: Obamacare

The most important fact of the 2012 election is that the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010; it just hasn’t been fully implemented yet. If President Obama is reelected, the bulk of it will roll out on schedule in 2014.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 26, 2012

Remember when Mitt Romney made health care an entitlement?

There are exactly two American politicians who have actually signed an entitlement to health care into law: President Barack Obama, and Governor Mitt Romney.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Sep 18, 2012

The true, the false, and the misleading: Grading Paul Ryan’s convention speech.

A lot of claims have been made at the RNC so far. How many of them are true?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 30, 2012

If Romney wins, he can repeal health reform. And he should.

If Mitt Romney wins the election in November and Republican take control of the House and Senate, they'll have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And, given the promises they've made to voters in recent years, they should use them.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 29, 2012

Why the White House doesn’t do more to sell health-care reform

For the White House, Thursday's Supreme Court ruling is a lucky second chance to do something they should have done years ago: Sell the health-care law. Ironically, that might be best done by staying quiet about it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 29, 2012