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Peter Blair
Staff Writer, The American Interest.
To Your Health
ACA Falls Short on Emergency Room Goal

Extending coverage, while an admirable goal, may not, on its own, may do less to fix U.S. health care than some thought.

ACA Agonistes
The Next Big Health Care Debate

The ACA was never going to be anything like the final word on health care policy, and now the next debate is heating up.

Religion in America
Is Secularization Oversold?

A space that kept Christianity culturally powerful and put Christian belief within plausibility framework of some Americans is eroding.

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A Preacher Without a Congregation

Marilynne Robinson’s latest, The Givenness of Things, is a fine collection of essays. But her political project is unlikely to succeed.

ACA Fail Fractal
Is Winter Coming for the ACA?

The ACA chose to address coverage rather than underlying cost, and that move is slowly but surely coming back to haunt it.

ACA Fail Fractal
ACA Co-Ops Dropping Like Flies

Democrats blame Republicans for cutting federal funding for co-ops, but the real problem is that health care costs keep rising.

Bankrupt Health Care
Will ACA Premiums Skyrocket?

If premiums truly do skyrocket, that will be a political disaster for the Administration. If they increase only modestly, the Administration will make PR hay out of it. But in either case, the U.S. health care system will remain broken.

SCOTUS Raisin Ruling
The Producerist Bias

The New Deal policies that stacked the deck for producers are increasingly outmoded. It’s time to re-think more than just the raisin reserve.

ACA Fail Fractal
The Grey Lady’s Brave Attempt to Defend Obamacare

Subsidies have given some people better access to the U.S. health care, but the long-term unsustainability of our health care system threatens even that.

ACA Fail Fractal
ACA Health Insurance Rates Set to Skyrocket

The Affordable Care Act at work: insurers applying for premium hikes as high as 51 percent. Regulators could deny the increase, but if they don’t, expect the debate over the ACA to come roaring back.

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Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


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Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

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