Senior Nat'l Correspondent at the Huffington Post, covering health care, social welfare, and other policy issues. Writing about Washington, living in Ann Arbor.

Obama Makes One Last Bid To Save Controversial Obamacare Tax

huffingtonpost.com — President Barack Obama is making one last attempt to save the " Cadillac tax ," even though he knows he won't be able to finish the job before leaving office. The Cadillac tax is a surcharge on expensive health care plans, designed to raise revenue and, more importantly, to hold down spending on medical care.

Literally Every Sentence In This Ted Cruz Quote Is Misleading Or False

huffingtonpost.com — Health care got some attention in Saturday night's GOP presidential debate. And when it was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's turn to speak, he started by cataloging the alleged evils of "socialized medicine." Here's the full quote: Socialized medicine is a disaster. It does not work.
Feb 06, 2016

Literally every sentence from this Ted Cruz quote on health care was misleading or false huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @CitizenCohn: Literally every sentence from this Ted Cruz quote on health care was misleading or false huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz…

Feb 06, 2016

RT @CitizenCohn: Literally every sentence from this Ted Cruz quote on health care was misleading or false huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz…

Feb 07, 2016

RT @CurlyCrayy: Literally every sentence in this Ted Cruz quote is misleading or false huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz… # via HuffPostPol

Feb 07, 2016

RT @HuffingtonPost: Literally every sentence in this Ted Cruz quote is misleading or false huff.to/1PsTUzq pic.twitter.com/HKepXqi4rr

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Here's The Clinton-Sanders Health Care Fight In One Exchange

huffingtonpost.com — Health care came up right away in Thursday night's Democratic debate, producing an exchange that revealed how much former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) agree on goals -- and how differently they imagine achieving them. Both Clinton and Sanders support universal health care.

More Signs Of Fuzzy Math In The Bernie Sanders Health Plan

huffingtonpost.com — The center's report disputes that finding. In particular, it says, the taxes that Sanders has sketched out wouldn't produce as much revenue as Sanders thinks -- creating a shortfall of about $3 trillion over 10 years, or much more if it turns out the program also spends more on insurance benefits than Sanders expects.

Bernie Sanders Exploits Hillary Clinton's Flaws In A Way Most Republicans Can't

huffingtonpost.com — The tally from the Iowa caucuses shows that Hillary Clinton got more delegates than Bernie Sanders. But nobody outside of Clinton headquarters thinks she won anything. Clinton took 701 "state equivalent delegates" from the caucuses, according to the Iowa Democratic Party, while Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, took 697.
Feb 02, 2016

What Iowa teaches us about Hillary's general election prospects -- and what it doesn't huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-s…

Feb 02, 2016

Sanders exploits Clinton weaknesses in a way that few Republicans could huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-s…

Feb 03, 2016

Reminder that Republicans can't exploit Clinton vulnerabilities the way that Sanders has huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-s…

An Iowa Voter Forced Ted Cruz To Confront The Human Toll Of Repealing Obamacare

huffingtonpost.com — Republicans have spent nearly six years promising to repeal Obamacare and, for most of that time, they have refused to acknowledge what that would mean for the millions who would lose their health insurance . On Saturday afternoon in Iowa, for at least a few minutes, one Republican couldn't get away with it.
Jan 30, 2016

RT @HuffingtonPost: Iowa voter forces Ted Cruz to confront the human toll of repealing Obamacare huff.to/1KOvPBb pic.twitter.com/B4sFdNkmnG

Jan 30, 2016

An Iowa Voter Forced Ted Cruz To Confront The Human Toll Of Repealing Obamacare huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz… excellent piece by @CitizenCohn

Jan 30, 2016

Iowa voter forces Ted Cruz to confront the human toll of repealing Obamacare huff.to/1VytcsH via @CitizenCohn

Jan 30, 2016

RT @aterkel: Iowa voter forces Ted Cruz to confront the human toll of repealing Obamacare huff.to/1VytcsH via @CitizenCohn

Jan 30, 2016

RT @CitizenCohn: Thanks to one Iowa voter, a leading Republican had to confront the human toll of repealing Obamacare huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz…

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Pressed On Obamacare Replacement, Ted Cruz Dodges The Question

huffingtonpost.com — For a moment during Thursday's GOP debate, it looked like a leading Republican presidential candidate might actually explain how he intends to replace Obamacare. And then -- poof -- the moment passed. It happened when Fox News host and moderator Bret Baier asked Sen.
Jan 28, 2016

Pressed on Obamacare replacement, Cruz did what Republicans always do: He dodged the question huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz…

Jan 29, 2016

One thing we learned last night: Republicans *still* don't have an Obamacare replacement huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz…

The Battle Between Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Is Really About Barack Obama

huffingtonpost.com — The debate Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are having in the Democratic presidential campaign is in many ways about the future. It's about their different theories of political change, and about how to get shit done . Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, is unabashedly ambitious.
Jan 28, 2016

The debate between Clinton and Sanders is actually a debate about Obama huffingtonpost.com/entry/clinton-…

Jan 28, 2016

RT @CitizenCohn: The debate between Clinton and Sanders is actually a debate about Obama huffingtonpost.com/entry/clinton-…

Jan 28, 2016

Clinton talks constantly about defending Obama legacy, Sanders almost never -- and there's a reason for that huffingtonpost.com/entry/clinton-…

Jan 30, 2016

Read @citizencohn on how divergent views on Obama Admin define Bernie-HRC divide huffingtonpost.com/entry/clinton-… twitter.com/samsteinhp/sta…

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An Overdose of Out-of-Pocket Expenses

milbank.org — By Jonathan Cohn It's one of the most important studies in the history of research about health care. It's also one of the most frequently misunderstood, and most commonly misapplied, studies. I'm talking about the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, 1 the large-scale, randomized research project that started in 1971 and ended in 1982.

The Bernie Sanders Health Plan Is Too Good To Be True, Analyst Says

huffingtonpost.com — When Bernie Sanders last week, promising that most people would receive more generous insurance coverage while paying less for medical care, most policy released his universal health care experts said it sounded too good to be true. Now, a veteran health economist has produced a more serious assessment of Sanders' proposal and concluded that the critics were right.
Jan 27, 2016

The Bernie Sanders health plan really is too good to be true, according to a new analysis huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanders-…

Jan 27, 2016

Shocker. The health insurance industry's favorite health economist craps all over Sanders' single-payer plan. huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanders-…

Jan 27, 2016

RT @CitizenCohn: The Bernie Sanders health plan really is too good to be true, according to a new analysis huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanders-…

Jan 27, 2016

RT @CitizenCohn: The Bernie Sanders health plan really is too good to be true, according to a new analysis huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanders-…

Jan 28, 2016

RT @kennylinafp: Bernie Sanders' Health Plan Is Too Good To Be True, Analyst Says apple.news/AIACXSGaYSF2De…

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Feb 09, 2016

RT @BrendanNyhan: This is a much smarter way to follow up on the debate than dumb "Rubio repeated himself" pseudo-gaffes twitter.com/davidfrum/stat…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @brianbeutler: [sits in bathtub] Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marcobot is superior to Rubiobot [drops blow dryer] twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @seththoughts: Kasich is really trending. People are clearly thinking about him at last minute. google.com/trends/explore…

Feb 09, 2016

Speaking of Obamacare, don't miss @JeffYoung on progress covering the uninsured -- and why it's coming to an end huffingtonpost.com/entry/obamacar…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @aterkel: Lots of Dems have gotten those Cruz fake check mailers. And they’re having fun with them huff.to/1nYEqN1 pic.twitter.com/plnmIum5bX


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