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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Only Health Care Prices That Matter to Consumers

In this column, Drew Altman zeroes in on a key test for when the implementing rules are written for the new executive order on hospital price transparency: consumers will need to know what amount they must pay out of pocket to really help them shop on price.

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Universal Coverage May Not Mean Everyone Has Health Insurance

Universal coverage is a big and important goal. But would absolutely everyone be covered under current proposals? Is it a better rallying cry for Democrats in the primaries or the general election? Drew Altman analyzes these questions in an Axios column.

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Voters Are Tuning Out the Health Care Debates

In this Axios column, Drew Altman reports on new KFF focus groups with voters. They show voters are focused on the problems they have paying for care and navigating the health system, but have yet to tune in on the health proposals being made by candidates and elected officials, and don’t see them as relevant to their problems. 

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

JAMA Forum: Medicare-For-All or Medicare-For-More?

In this May 2019 post for The JAMA forum, Larry Levitt examines how the early discussion and positioning among the presidential candidates offers a glimpse into how a debate about Medicare-for-all might play out.

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The Silent Affordability Crisis Facing Sick People

In this Axios column, Drew Altman shows that employer coverage for lower wage workers is much worse than ACA marketplace coverage for similar populations. It’s a bigger problem we need to talk about more, he says.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

For Low-Income People, Employer Health Coverage is Worse Than ACA

In this Axios column, Drew Altman shows that employer coverage for lower wage workers is much worse than ACA marketplace coverage for similar populations. It’s a bigger problem we need to talk about more, he says.

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Trump is Reading the Base Wrong on the Affordable Care Act

In this Axios column,  co-written with MollyAnn Brodie, Drew Altman discusses GOP voters’ more nuanced views on the health law.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Winning Health Care Message Will Be About Out of Pocket Costs

Drew Altman analyzes health care messaging, concluding that its aimed mainly at activists in the base on both sides, and that the “The winning health care message will be about out of pocket costs,” in this Axios column.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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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