Morning Consult: Five Opportunities for Bipartisanship in Health Care Policy

  • August 6, 2018
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This op-ed for Morning Consult is part of an ongoing collaboration with George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on strategic health care topics, especially those pertaining to the individual, ACA-subsidized health insurance market and part-time workforces. Nearly a decade since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the heated vitriol surrounding health care policy issues has only […]

RealClear Health: Health Care Transparency Deserves a Serious Bipartisan Effort

  • June 21, 2018
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This op-ed for RealClear Health is part of an ongoing collaboration with George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on strategic health care topics, especially those pertaining to the individual, ACA-subsidized health insurance market and part-time workforces. Members of Congress are signaling rare bipartisanship in their support for crucial updates to health savings accounts (HSAs) — a key casualty of […]

The Hill: Let’s turn bad news on health coverage into a path toward change

This op-ed for The Hill is part of an ongoing collaboration with George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on strategic health care topics, especially those pertaining to the individual, ACA-subsidized health insurance market and part-time workforces. Quoting British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Mark Twain famously said “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” […]

State of ACA Coverage: Opportunities and Challenges for Individual Market Open Enrollment 2019

This article was originally published with co-author George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on LinkedIn. Several weeks ago, we shared our views with The Hill regarding challenges and opportunities facing the individual market in 2019 and beyond. In this edition of HealthSherpa Research, we expand upon those views with additional context and practical solutions for the coming OE […]

Are Strong Payer Earnings Evidence of a Calming Individual Market?

This article was originally published with co-author George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on LinkedIn. With apologies to Mark Twain for paraphrasing perhaps the most paraphrased phrase in history, the rumors of the ACA Marketplace’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Certainly there is still much to be concerned about. We wrote about those concerns for The Hill and have also […]

The Hill: Here’s how to address the inevitable challenges to the individual market

  • April 16, 2018
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This op-ed for The Hill is part of an ongoing collaboration with George Kalogeropoulos, CEO of HealthSherpa, on strategic health care topics, especially those pertaining to the individual, ACA-subsidized health insurance market and part-time workforces. Another opportunity to stabilize the individual market came and went last month, with the passage of the omnibus spending bill for 2018. President […]

Imagining a Post-Employer-Mandate (and Coverage) World

  • January 18, 2018
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After a year of false starts on “repeal-and-replace,” rarely a day passes now that some action isn’t taken on healthcare reform. After the Individual Mandate zero-out surprisingly made it into tax reform at year-end, we’re already on to considering association health plans and work requirements for Medicaid. Yet, the largest single segment of health insurance coverage in the U.S. — […]

The Trump/My Little Pony Connection: Interpreting the President’s Executive Order on the ACA

  • October 17, 2017
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My 6-year-old daughter is a My Little Pony fanatic, which means I am also a fanatic. Well, a fan. I haven’t gone full-on Brony yet but there’s still time. For the uninitiated, the subtitle of My Little Pony is “friendship is magic” and every episode revolves around the pony friends solving problems through teamwork, critical thinking and perseverance — valuable lessons […]