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A Florida woman's story illuminates the perils of creating a two-tier health insurance market, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for. The bad old days of health insurance could fast become the bad new days.
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After Omar Chavez suffered a back injury at the restaurant where he worked, his family lost its home. They now live in a trailer bought at a junkyard. Such stories of back pain gone wrong are common among immigrant workers.
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The media’s lopsided focus on the fortunes of the Obamacare exchanges has obscured the far bigger changes Republicans have announced for Medicaid.
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Genuine conversation between Americans with different political views has become a rare commodity these days. We sought to buck that trend by asking two Americans with different political philosophies to discuss their views.
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There's been little serious talk about how to bend the health care cost curve in the GOP health reform debate. That means administrative costs and costly coding wars continue to fly under the radar.
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History offers us some basic lessons on how well high-risk pools work for insuring sicker enrollees, with preexisting conditions. Their track record is hardly encouraging.
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In 1964 healthcare was one-third the cost of an average family’s housing and utility bills. Today, healthcare is equal to housing and utility bills.

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"Our health care system remains in a crisis," writes the CEO of Molina Healthcare. "Both the AHCA and the ACA only address the funding of health care and fail to tackle the troubling rate at which health care costs are rising."
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"I’ve been startled to see the debate over the AHCA reignite a political philosophy and policy approach that seemed to be have been discredited — and be in sharp decline," writes former health care journalist Michael Millenson.
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“It’s nuts in Washington right now,” said Noam Levey of The Los Angeles Times. So, how does a local reporter tackle this huge national health policy story?

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