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Some individual mandate discussion

Just because I think it's good to keep posting reminders of how the Affordable Care Act will work, here's Tim Noah on the individual mandate: The individual mandate will be phased in between 2014 and 2016. The new law says...

By Ezra Klein  |  April 9, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Explaining health-care reform  
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The real Obamacare swindle

By Suzy Khimm NPR has a good story about how swindlers are already trying to take advantage of the confusion over the Affordable Care Act to run health-care scams: Days after President Obama signed the $938 billion bill into law,...

By Washington Post editor  |  April 2, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Explaining health-care reform  
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How will health-care reform affect me?

A lot of the questions I've been getting on the new law are very specific queries about how the legislation will affect particular people in particular situations. I wish I could respond to all of them. I can't. But this...

By Ezra Klein  |  March 30, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Can we control costs without Congress?

It is a sad commentary on Congress that the most promising cost control in the Affordable Care Act is the one that takes much of the responsibility for controlling costs away from Congress and hands it off to an independent...

By Ezra Klein  |  March 26, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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How does the individual mandate work?

So long as legal challenges to the individual mandate are in the news, we might as well be clear about what the mandate is, and how it works. The individual mandate is a requirement that all individuals who can afford...

By Ezra Klein  |  March 25, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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The risk of health-care reform

The polarizing forces of a legislative debate have a tendency to amplify the certainty of supporters and magnify the doubts of advocates. So I'd recommend Ruth Marcus's skeptical, pro-reform column. I think she actually overstates the amount of disagreement there...

By Ezra Klein  |  March 24, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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A bill becomes a law, Ezra Klein , March 22, 2010
 
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