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The Shrinking Health Spending Gap

In an Axios column, Drew Altman analyzes the narrowing gap between growth in health spending and GDP and discusses why it matters. The big question, he says, is will the narrowing have staying power?

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The Left is Getting More Active on Health Care

In this Axios column, Drew Altman discusses data from the new KFF/Washington Post survey on activism in America showing the role support for the ACA is playing in motivating political participation, and how, in a reversal from the last election cycle, political energy is shifting from right to left on health care as a new election looms.

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The Politics of ACA Rate Hikes Will Be 2016 in Reverse

Democrats are expected to turn the tables and attack Republicans for rising premiums and sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. In his Axios column, Drew Altman discusses a balancing act they face which has not received attention: score political points, but run the risk of a new debate scaring the broader public and undermining the ACA by focusing on its continuing problems.

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Why Health Care Probably Didn’t Decide the Pennsylvania Election

In this Axios column, Drew Altman examines the polling data on whether or not health care was a factor in Conor Lamb’s win in Pennsylvania.

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Red-State Changes Could Strengthen ACA, Medicaid

In an Axios column, Drew Altman discusses how, ironically, efforts by red states to move their ACA marketplaces and their Medicaid programs in  more conservative directions could end up strengthening the ACA and Medicaid politically over the longer term.

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Don’t Overhype the New Health Care Venture

In an Axios column, Drew Altman dissects the many dimensions of the health cost problem and discusses why the Bezos-Buffett-Dimon initiative is unlikely to have much impact on the larger health cost problems the public and policymakers care about most.

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Drew Altman examines the polling data on whether or not health care was a factor in Conor Lamb’s win in Pennsylvania in his latest Axios column.
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