Lessons from Jimmy Kimmel’s Monologue on Healthcare

A headline in The Hill today, “GOP senator: ObamaCare repeal must pass ‘Jimmy Kimmel test’” once again put a spotlight on the impact of celebrity political endorsements. In his statement, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana referenced a monologue from late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, in which Kimmel shared his newborn son had required […]

Health Care’s Hidden Changes

Not so long ago, I was speaking with a former colleague who served as President Clinton’s domestic policy advisor for health care who worked on Clinton’s health care reform efforts in the early 1990s. In response to a statement about the transformation of health care, he responded (and I’m paraphrasing) “I’m not sure we can […]

When it Comes to Health Reform, Passions Run Deep

As the Supreme Court gathers to hear the first of three days of arguments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as: PPACA; ACA; Obamacare; and, a variety of other pejorative names), journalists, health policy experts, elected officials, and motivated activists are eagerly gathering outside the Court. Some are interested in the […]

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