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Journalist — Huffington Post
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Writer at the Huffington Post, covering health care, social welfare, and other policy issues. Come for the journalism, stay for the Billy Joel interludes.

Obamacare News That Should Make Conservatives Happy, But Won't — A new survey released on Thursday suggests that Affordable Care Act consumers are relatively happy with the insurance that they have purchased. And it's partly for reasons that conservatives would be celebrating -- if only that didn't also mean celebrating "Obamacare." The survey comes from the research firm J.D.

Rick Scott And Florida Republicans Are Throwing An Anti-Obamacare Tantrum — An unusual and revealing political fight over health care has been unfolding in Florida. It's unusual because it pits Rick Scott, the Republican governor, against some members of his own party. I's revealing because it lays bare the motives of the Affordable Care Act's most determined detractors.

The auto industry rescue may be the single best way to understand the choices voters face this election. — Nobody familiar with the electoral map should be surprised that the auto industry keeps coming up in the presidential campaign, as it did on Monday night during a debate that was supposed to focus on foreign policy. The entire election could come down to Ohio.

This May Be The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program In America — NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut -- Luisa Cintron, 25, is sitting up as straight as she can, perched on the edge of the neatly made bed that doubles as a couch inside her dimly lit apartment. She is wearing a sweater and slacks, talking about the government ...

Big Business Gets A Big Win On Controversial Workplace Wellness Plans — Businesses that want to penalize workers and their families hundreds, even thousands of dollars for not participating in workplace wellness programs may finally get clear legal authority to do so. If so, they will have the Obama administration to thank for it.

More People In The Developing World Are Getting Bank Accounts, But There's An Asterisk On That Progress — Poverty in the developing world can seem utterly intractable -- such a big problem, and so hard to address, that it's not even worth trying. But a new report from the World Bank suggests there's been major progress in one critical area, even though it comes with an important asterisk about women's improvement relative to men's.

One More Reason To Feel (Pretty) Good About Obamacare — Millions of additional people now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act and the historic expansion of coverage it has made possible. But the nation's total spending on medical care hasn't exploded, as legions of "Obamacare" critics predicted it would.

Rand Paul's Political Views Make Perfect Sense When You Look At His Medical Background — The doctor is in. The senator is out. Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist and Republican senator from Kentucky, officially launched his presidential campaign on Tuesday, complete with a little rebranding. Paul's Twitter handle had previously been "@SenRandPaul." That old profile is gone. Now, his handle is "@RandPaul" and the official name on the account is "Dr. Rand Paul."

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote — Something pretty remarkable happened late last month while the Senate was voting on the annual budget resolution. And it had very little to do with the budget. On March 26, while individual senators were introducing amendments as part of a process known as "vote-a-rama," Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

Why Indiana's Religious Freedom Law Is Such A Big Deal — If you've been following the controversy over Indiana's new religious freedom law, you might be confused about what it really says and what it will actually do. Some people describe the law as a "sword" that would allow discrimination against same-sex couples.
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Apr 25, 2015

RT @BenjySarlin: Much like Star Wars Episode I, the 2016 election begins with a trade dispute.…

Apr 25, 2015

RT @ProfAmyCohn: Good luck to @EagleImperium (and all the teams) in this morning's Alliance Selection #FRC #omgrobots @CitizenCohn

Apr 24, 2015

RT @JoanneKenen: .@aawayne HUGE LOSS TO THE HEALTH CARE BEAT. Alex is one of the best.

Apr 24, 2015

RT @aawayne: Some personal news: It's my last day as a health-care reporter. (For now?) Starting Monday I'm an editor on our White House team.

Apr 24, 2015

@ProfAmyCohn @QueenMariiiBee Actually now I'm going to spend time working on my speeches so I'm as pithy as @nicholas_bagley

Apr 24, 2015

Shocked, shocked to learn conservatives want no part of post-King contingency -- via @sarahnferris @PeterSullivan4…

Apr 24, 2015

@QueenMariiiBee I get on wifi and send annoying emails to @ProfAmyCohn about why airline travel should be better

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