Browsing Archive: December, 2013

Where is Paul Ryan?

Posted by Timothy McBride on Thursday, December 5, 2013, In : ACA 
It has occurred to me that in all the news reports I have seen, with many Republicans out front and center attacking the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one person I have not seen speaking about it is Paul Ryan.  I wonder why this is the case.  But I have a hypothesis.

Ryan made a Medicare Exchange the centerpiece of his policy changes to Medicare in his proposal outlined in "Path to Prosperity" (see pages 39-40 of the document at the link).

It has been pointed out before, most notabl...
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A Tale of Three Markets: How ACA implementation by state is affecting the uninsured's ability to obtain coverage

Posted by Timothy McBride on Monday, December 2, 2013, In : ACA 

After passage of the ACA, and the decision by the Supreme Court, states have faced important implementation decisions that will profoundly affect the effectiveness of health reform in reaching the previously uninsured.   As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being implemented, it is becoming clear that the experience for those trying to obtain health insurance coverage is influenced by two major decisions made by the states: whether the state chose to operate their own state-based marketplace, ...


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Timothy McBride Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. Here you can find musings on health policy and other issues. Opinions are my own, and not those of my employer. Contact: mcbridetd@gmail.com