Drew Altman

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Name: Drew Altman
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

The lies of Obamacare — bending the cost curve

( )One of the supposed benefits of Obamacare was that, somehow, it would “bend the cost curve” for health care cost — in other words, slow the rate of growth of these costs. Just how providing subsidized health care to millions would accomplish this feat ... [Published Power Line - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Increased employment, coverage may spike health spending

Increased insurance enrollment, due to a combination of the Affordable Care Act and increased employment, means healthcare spending will likely increase, according to the New York Times."Following several years of decline, 2013 was striking for the increased ... [Published FierceHealthFinance - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

‘Skyrocketing’ Premiums

The Line: Premiums and health care costs are ‘skyrocketing’ under the Affordable Care Act.The Party: RepublicanSeveral anti-Obamacare ads have made the claim that premiums or health care costs have gone up under the law. And “skyrocketing” is the word ... [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces The Political Test

President Obama and his supporters had a rare opportunity to celebrate this week.A last-minute surge in people signing up for health insurance sent the total government enrollment figures over the seven-million mark.That number seemed out of reach just ... [Published KCLU - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Obamacare open enrollment ends. Time for a checkup?

What reporters are asking now and where they should focus in the weeks and months aheadMidnight Monday brought the end of Obamacare’s first open enrollment period, a deadline marked the next day by President Obama’s Rose Garden announcement touting 7.1 ... [Published Columbia Journalism Review - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 5 reports

Obamacare Deadline Day Sees 4-Hour Healthcare.gov Blackout

Source: Thinkstock Monday is the final day of the six-month enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act -created insurance marketplaces and, as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday, more than 6 million Americans have ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 2 reports

Obamacare Sees 6 Million Enrolled As Deadline Approaches

[ Life ]As the Affordable Care Act (or commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) approaches its March 31st deadline, there’s been much debate about whether Obamacare would hit its enrollment goal of 7 million. The White House announced on Thursday that there’s ... [Published WebProNews - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Near the Finish Line: The Lifecycle of Obamacare’s Enrollment Target

The Obama administration announced they hit their revised goal of 6 million enrollees on the Affordable Care Act exchanges this week, several days before enrollment closes tomorrow. Politically, hitting this benchmark is an important symbol for the administration, ... [Published The Morning Consult - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Obamacare sign-up deadline is extended

With Obamacare's past website issues, the government has extended the deadline, until this coming Monday, March 31, according to news reports last Thursday.For those who claim to be procrastinators, and don't have insurance coverage but want to sign-up ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 3 reports

Health insurance sign-ups reach 6 million

Reflects surge in enrolment after months of technical problems Washington: More than 6 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the White House announced Thursday, reflecting a surge in enrolment after ... [Published Gulf News - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Health care overhaul is complex web

WASHINGTON – The online insurance marketplace in Oregon is such a technological mess that residents have been signing up for health coverage by hand. In Texas, political opposition to President Obama’s health law is so strong that some residents believe, ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

How not to report on how not to report on Obamacare

Is Obamacare working? Jonathan Bernstein, writing for Bloomberg ("How Not to Report on the Obamacare numbers") has learned how not to report on Obamacare's success and he's giving reporters their marching orders:Hey, reporters! If you’re planning to ... [Published Examiner.com - Mar 26 2014]

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"If we are seeing an uptick [in spending], it's the beginning of the uptick," Kaiser Family Foundation President Drew Altman told the Times. "we've expected to see a lagged effect, both when the economy declines and when it improves."
"When you look at the policies, there's no question but that the winners will vastly outnumber the losers," Altman says. "but we've also learned over the last year that it just takes a small number of people who view themselves as losers to make trouble for the law politically."

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Increased employment, coverage may spike health... [Published FierceHealthFinance - Apr 21 2014]
The lies of Obamacare — bending the cost curve [Published Power Line - Apr 21 2014]
The lies of Obamacare — bending the cost curve [Published Power Line - Apr 21 2014]
Health Care Spending’s Recent Surge Stirs Unease [Published Columbus - Apr 19 2014]
‘Skyrocketing’ Premiums [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 11 2014]
With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces T... [Published KCLU - Apr 05 2014]
Who Are Obamacare’s 7 million Enrollees? [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 04 2014]
Read Stuff, You Should: Shifting Obamcare Politics [Published Bloomberg - Apr 04 2014]
Viewpoints: 'Pent-up demand' for health care; t... [Published News-Medical.Net - Apr 04 2014]
Obamacare open enrollment ends. Time for a chec... [Published Columbia Journalism Review - Apr 03 2014]
Viewpoints: 'Pent-Up Demand' For Health Care; T... [Published Kaiser Health News - Apr 03 2014]
Where we stand now with Obamacare [Published Columbus Dispatch - Apr 01 2014]
Obamacare Deadline Day Sees 4-Hour Healthcare.g... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Mar 31 2014]
Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone [Published Eureka Times-Standard - Mar 31 2014]
Obamacare deadline 101: Do sign-ups above 6 mil... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Mar 31 2014]
Obamacare: Measuring Success or Failure [Published NBC Philadelphia - Mar 31 2014]
GOP struggles with Obamacare surge [Published MSNBC - Mar 31 2014]
Judging Obamacare: How Do We Know If It’s a Suc... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Mar 31 2014]
What Comes Next for Obamacare [Published National Journal - Mar 31 2014]
Obamacare Sees 6 Million Enrolled As Deadline A... [Published WebProNews - Mar 30 2014]
Obamacare Sees 6 Million Enrolled As Deadline A... [Published WebProNews Feed - Mar 30 2014]
Video: Lone Star Politics - Obamacare, abortion... [Published Gilmer Mirror - Mar 30 2014]
Near the Finish Line: The Lifecycle of Obamacar... [Published The Morning Consult - Mar 30 2014]
Analysis: What's Wrong With Chris Christie's Go... [Published The Progress - Mar 30 2014]
3 measures of Obamacare's success [Published WDSU New Orleans - Mar 30 2014]
Obamacare sign-up deadline is extended [Published Examiner.com - Mar 29 2014]
Morning Plum: As O’care enrollment hits six mil... [Published Washington Post - Mar 28 2014]
Obamacare enrollment total not very relevant, N... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Mar 28 2014]
Health insurance sign-ups reach 6 million [Published Gulf News - Mar 28 2014]
Over 6 million sign up for health care insurance [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Mar 28 2014]
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The lies of Obamacare — bending the cost curve [Published Power Line - Apr 21 2014]
(Paul Mirengoff) One of the supposed benefits of Obamacare was that, somehow, it would “bend the cost curve” for health care cost — in other words, slow the rate of growth of these costs. Just how providing subsidized health care to millions would accomplish ...
Who Are Obamacare’s 7 million Enrollees? [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Apr 04 2014]
Need health insurance? If you raised your hand, #GetCoveredNow before tomorrow’s deadline → http://t.co/KBIyVVWOj6 , pic.twitter.com/UvtGNw0lUG — The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 30, 2014 Enrollments in the insurance marketplaces created ...
Obamacare Deadline Day Sees 4-Hour Healthcare.g... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Mar 31 2014]
Source: Thinkstock Monday is the final day of the six-month enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act -created insurance marketplaces and, as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday, more than 6 million Americans have ...
Why enrollment numbers aren't the final story f... [Published Daily Kos - Mar 24 2014]
Lisa Smith (R) helps uninsured Danielle Winters (L) and her 7-month-old grandson Tyler, who is on Medicare, sign up for the Affordable Care Act.Kaiser Family Foundation's President Drew Altman wants to put the focus on enrollment numbers in perspective ...
Obamacare’s Silent Success [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 06 2014]
Its Medicaid expansion : If expanding Medicaid is so much easier, why was the administration so intent on focusing on the exchanges — and, for that matter, why were exchanges needed in the first place? To  Drew Altman , president of the Kaiser Family ...
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