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Washington pioneers public health care option, but controlling costs remains tricky – CNN

The Evergreen State is the first to authorize the creation of a state-run public health insurance option on its Affordable Care Act exchange. Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, signed legislation on Monday that will make the option available in 2021. The move comes as Democrats on the campaign trail and in Congress… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »