Autopsy of a Failed Health Insurance Experiment: Did It Die of Natural Causes, or Was It Murdered?

It was just another week for the Trump administration. A senior official resigned after admitting to major ethics violations, the President insulted millions of innocent brown-skinned Americans on Twitter, and quietly—so quietly that almost no one noticed—the Department of Health and Human Services pulled another Jenga block out of the teetering tower that is the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately, it did not fall.

But it did become more expensive. And in that understated tragedy, we find our mystery: Was that HHS’s intent all along?

This essay was originally published on the “Bill of Health” blog at Harvard Law School.

State of Affairs: Protests for Pelosi, Sanders speaks, GOP health bill

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Representative Nancy Pelosi, the impact of an Affordable Care Act repeal on California and whether the state’s voters support Senator Bernie Sanders. Bebitch was also interviewed on the previous week’s “State of Affairs” during the “Take Two” program. The California electorate is…

Trump resistance buoyed by Senate health care vote

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the resistance the GOP faces in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Those who complain mightily about the increase in costs, she said, see the issue very differently than those who received health care through the Affordable Care Act, insurance they could…

Dr. Mitchell Katz: Making a Difference Through Health Policy

The Schaeffer Centrer for Health Policy and Economics and the Bedrosian Center on Governance hosted Mitchell Katz, M.D., the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, who spoke as part of the Schaeffer Center Quintiles’ Seminar Series that features prominent academics, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders to discuss prevalent and current…

City Governments Struggle with Staffing as a Result of Health Insurance Changes

Sept 11, 2013 – by Jeremy Loudenback – Insurance and pension costs for city employees are a near-constant worry for city governments from New York to Smalltown, U.S.A. As healthcare costs skyrocket, budgeting for employees’ insurance is a tricky proposition. Now, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins the implementation process, city managers …