Saved By The Bell – The Lost Health Care Episode

The House Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare would turn several federal requirements into state options. This is both bad politics and bad policy. As others have noted, Republican attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare have made the law more popular. The individual elements of the Affordable Care Act have… Continue reading

Signs, Like Fezzes, Are Cool

  My Facebook feed is filling with conversations about signs for the March for Science. This weekend scientists and their non-scientist allies (not that there’s anything wrong with being a scientist) will gather in Washington and in cities around the U.S. in support of federal funding for scientific research, policy based on scientific evidence, and… Continue reading

Federalist 10 and Vending Machines: Why Democrats and Moderate Republicans Should Work Together to Improve the Affordable Care Act

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Democrats should work with President Trump and Republicans in Congress to improve the Affordable Care Act. Doing so will result in more people getting more access to quality, affordable health care and it is in the political interest of everyone involved. It could also help steady… Continue reading