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Jay Inslee signs bill making Washington first state to add ‘public option’ to Obamacare

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee approved the first health insurance “public option” in the U.S. on Monday. Inslee can now boast that he is the only Democratic presidential candidate to enact such a measure. The provision, dubbed “Cascade Care,” is meant to introduce more competition into the Obamacare marketplaces, particularly in counties where only one… 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 »