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Ezra Klein Archive: Health Coverage

The biggest problem with the health-care system is...

This graph is much more volatile than I'd have expected. Neither the problems of access nor the problems of cost have changed much in recent years -- but their salience in the mind of the public clearly have. The...

By Ezra Klein  | November 18, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Health Coverage, Polls  
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California vs. Texas: The Jekyll and Hyde of health-care reform

So Texas is making noises about ditching Medicaid, but on the other end of the spectrum, some blue states are rushing to embrace the program's expansion under the federal health-care reform law as quickly as possible. Take California, for example:...

By Suzy Khimm  | November 11, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  California, Government, Health, Health Coverage, Health Reform, Obama administration, states  
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Emergency rooms cont'd

Yesterday, I wrote about the time mismatch between patients and their doctors that sends so many people to spend unnecessary hours in the emergency room. I also quoted a study suggesting that other countries have figured out how to make...

By Ezra Klein  | September 8, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Health Coverage  
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Why the ER is so crowded

A new study in Health Affairs "analyzed 354 million annual visits for acute care from 2001 to 2004" to see how many were taking place in emergency rooms and how many were ending up with primary care doctors. We...

By Ezra Klein  | September 7, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Health Coverage  
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The big business pushback against health reform

By Suzy Khimm Hi, everyone. I’m Suzy Khimm, and I write about national politics for the Washington bureau of Mother Jones. I was previously at The New Republic, where I helped cover the health-reform debate, and I'm also on Twitter....

By Washington Post Editors  | April 1, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Health, Health Coverage, Health Economics, Health Reform  
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Selling insurance across state lines: A terrible, no good, very bad health-care idea

The big Republican idea to bring down health-care costs is to "let families and businesses buy health insurance across state lines." Jon Chait has some commentary here, but I want to simplify a little bit. Insurance is currently regulated...

By Ezra Klein  | February 17, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
Categories:  Health Coverage, Health Reform  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Mammograms for all, all the time?, Ezra Klein , November 24, 2009
How Do You Count the Uninsured?, Ezra Klein , September 14, 2009
The Middle of the Beginning of the End, Ezra Klein , September 11, 2009
Confused About Insurance, Ezra Klein , August 26, 2009
Swine Flu Hearts Our Health-Care System, Ezra Klein , August 25, 2009
Does Medicare Work by Dictat?, Ezra Klein , June 29, 2009
A Crisis of Legitimacy, Ezra Klein , June 25, 2009
The Truth About the Insurance Industry, Ezra Klein , June 24, 2009
 
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