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Health Care Spending is More Than Just the Parts You See

In this Axios column, Drew Altman looks at total family spending for health including taxes and health benefits, and why people need to understand it to assess proposals like Medicare-for-All.

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The Quiet, Steady Rise of Employer Health Coverage

This Drew Altman column in Axios reveals an uptick in the number of Americans with employer coverage, and discusses the implications for policy and politics. 

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The Detail That Could Make Medicare for All Generous — and Expensive

In this Axios column, Drew Altman wades in to the Medicare for All discussion focusing on the pros and cons of a critical but under-discussed feature of the proposals-they have no cost sharing.

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The ACA Ruling Shows How the Times Have Changed on Health Care

In this Axios column about the Texas court decision, Drew Altman shows that many provisions of the Affordable Care Act are even more popular than protections for pre-existing conditions, the issue which put Republicans on the defensive and helped Democrats in the midterm elections.

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There is Another Pre-Existing Conditions Problem — for Seniors

n an Axios column, , Drew Altman uncovers a new pre-existing conditions problem – seniors on Medicare denied Medigap because they have pre-existing conditions – and discusses solutions.

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Medicare for All is a Double-Edged Sword for Democrats

In an Axios column, Drew Altman analyzes the political pros and cons of Medicare for All and Medicare buy-in plans for Democrats, and how they may handle it in Congress and the presidential campaign.

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In his latest Axios column, Drew Altman wades into the Medicare for All discussion focusing on the pros and cons of a critical but under-discussed feature of the proposals – they have no cost sharing. Presenting data on out of pocket costs in other developed nations with national health plans, he concludes: "...the burden of rising out-of-pocket costs is one reason the plan could have appeal for many Americans — even if it's not possible to get rid of them completely." .
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In his Axios column about the Texas court decision, Drew Altman shows that many provisions of the Affordable Care Act are even more popular than protections for pre-existing conditions, the issue which put Republicans on the defensive and helped Democrats in the midterm elections.
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In this Axios columnDrew Altman uncovers a new pre-existing conditions problem – seniors on Medicare denied Medigap because they have pre-existing conditions – and discusses solutions.
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