The Fate of Health-Care Reform

  • Ten Reasons American Health Care is So Bad, Ezra Klein (November 2007)
    Of all the countries surveyed in a recent poll, Americans were the least likely to report relative satisfaction with their health care. Here are ten major ways our system is failing us.
  • The Cost of Delayed Reform, Harold Pollack (July 2010)
    The temporary federal high-risk pools won't reach most of the medically uninsured.
  • Is Roberts the Real Swing Vote on the Affordable Care Act?, Adam Serwer (February 2011)
    Why the Chief Justice might vote to uphold the ACA.
  • The Medicare Bind, Paul Starr (September 2011)
    Democrats should defend Medicare. But if they want to accomplish much else, they will have to change it.
  • The Court Will Rule—And Then?, Harold Meyerson (November 2011)
    No matter the outcome, a judicial review of the Affordable Care Act can only hurt Democrats.
  • Will the Supreme Court Overturn Obamacare?, The Monkey Cage  (November 2011)
    Two political scientists calculate the probabilities.
  • In Dire Health, Arnold Relman (January 2012)
    Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. medical system is near collapse. What will save it is a single-payer system and physicians in group practice.
  • The ACA v. the Supreme Court, Garrett Epps (March 2012)
    Opponents of the health-care law argue that Congress can only pass laws that anger or benefit everybody.

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