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The Big Warning in the Kentucky Medicaid Decision

In this Axios column, Drew Altman examines the potential implications of the Kentucky Medicaid waiver case for other states and future waivers.

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Trump gives Democrats a big health care opening for the midterms

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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Why Some Employers are Turning to Progressive Health Benefits

In this Axios column, Drew Altman examines the status of progressive health benefits (health benefits linked to wage levels) and their pros and cons at a time when employee health costs are rising and wages are flat.

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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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In this Axios column, KFF President and CEO Drew Altman examines the Trump Administration’s decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act and instead to urge the courts to throw out the law’s popular protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and how Democrats could turn it into a campaign weapon.
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