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Death on the Installment Plan

"Now we know: Rejecting the Medicaid expansion could kill nearly 6,000 people each year," writes TCF fellow Harold Pollack in Politico. Read Pollack's latest on a groundbreaking new study on health care in Massachusetts.

Tags: romneycare, politico, obamacare, medicaid expansion, medicaid, health reform, health care reform, health care, harold pollack, affordable care act

New RomneyCare Study Gives Glimpse of ObamaCare Costs

An article in The Hill cites TCF senior fellow Harold Pollack's recent blog post on a new RomneyCare study and its implications for the Affordable Care Act.

Tags: the hill, romneycare, obamacare, healthcare reform, health reform, health insurance, harold pollack, affordable care act

Could Obamacare Save 24,000 Lives a Year?

“Ten years of Romneycare data offer solid evidence that the Affordable Care Act could reduce the nation’s mortality rate,” writes TCF fellow Harold Pollack at the blog. Read Pollack’s full analysis of a new study of health care in Massachusetts at

Tags: romneycare, obamacare, healthcare reform, healthcare costs, health reform, health insurance, harold pollack, affordable care act

Study Says Tougher Enforcement Doesn’t Seem to Make Illegal Drugs More Expensive

TCF fellow Harold Pollack is cited at Firedoglake regarding his report on the social costs of aggressive drug enforcement.

Read the full article here and see Pollack's report here.

Tags: legal marijuana, harold pollack, drug war, drug prices, drug markets, drug enforcement, dea

Wonkbook: Will There Be Another Debt Ceiling Fight

TCF fellow Harold Pollack’s post on the latest Obamacare lawsuit lands in Wonkblog’s roundup of the day’s must-read policy writing. If you missed it, check out Pollack's post at The Washington Post. Check out Wonkblog’s must-reads here.

Tags: wonkblog, obamacare lawsuit, obamacare, harold pollack

Behind Obama’s Lie, Our Own Immaturity

November 12, 2013 COMMENTARY BY: Michael Cohen TOPICS: Social Insurance, Continuing Health Care Reform

In Sunday’s Daily News, fellow Michael Cohen explains how President Obama’s now much-debunked claim that “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it” under the Affordable Care Act illustrates one of the basics of the American electorate: We clamor for change, then complain when changes affect us.

Tags: president obama, obamacare, michael cohen, health insurance, affordable care act


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