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August 06, 2013 12:35 PM It’s Not Just Obamacare. There’s a lot About Health Insurance Americans Don’t Understand

True, Americans don’t understand some fundamentally important details of Obamacare very well. But it’s not just Obamacare. They don’t understand lots of fundamentally important details of today’s health insurance products.Consider health savings accounts (HSAs). A recent survey for Fidelity Investments...

By Austin Frakt

August 05, 2013 12:31 PM Why Is the Country So Deeply Divide Over Obamacare Implementation?

The US has split over whether to implement the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act. The dark blue states are expanding Medicaid. Let’s imagine they were a country — call it Liberalia. Liberalia had an estimated 146 million people...

By Bill Gardner

August 02, 2013 10:45 AM Talking About Obamacare: Does Policy Debate Matter?

American politicians have debated the Affordable Care Act since it was introduced to Congress in 2009. Have these debates affected what citizens think about the ACA? Daniel Hopkins can’t find evidence that those myriads of words mattered.So, health policy...

By Bill Gardner

August 01, 2013 1:18 PM The Burden of Mental Illness in the United States

From today’s New England Journal of Medicine, a report from Christopher Murray and colleagues summarizing the disability and loss of life attributable to diseases across the world.Murray and colleagues have a table summarizing these data for the United States in...

By Bill Gardner

July 29, 2013 10:30 AM Doctors Don't Think They're Responsible for Controlling Health Care Costs

Who’s responsible for controlling health care costs? That’s the question that a recent study in JAMA asked doctors. “Views of US Physicians About Controlling Health Care Costs“: Importance Physicians’ views about health care costs are germane to pending policy reforms....

By Aaron Carroll