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Government

Obamacare: How Will We Judge Its Success/Failure?

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica One day very soon, the focus on Obamacare will turn from signing up new enrollees to quantifying the law’s success — or failure. The six-month open enrollment period, during which consumers sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, is supposed to end today. But the U.S. Department of […]

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Government

Why Healthcare Website Broke: Two Competing Story Lines

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica This weekend brought more than a modicum of clarity to what happened behind the scenes in the run-up to the Oct. 1 launch of the federal healthcare website – Healthcare.gov. In a devastating story, Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post dissected how politics trumped policy when it came […]

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Wellness

Is Healthcare.gov the Future? We Ask a Health Futurist

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Ian Morrison is a health care futurist. Companies, trade groups and nonprofits call on him to speak about trends in health care and offer prognostications of what the future brings. I’ve heard him speak a few times and his knowledge and sense of humor drew me in right away. Last Friday, […]