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Weighing the ACA
Weighing the ACA
Premium Hikes Get Steeper

Obamacare has still not achieved what its backers initially said was one of its key objectives.

Weighing the ACA
Plus Ça Change, ACA Edition

The ACA left intact many of the root dysfunctions driving our health care problems.

Weighing the ACA
Why Americans Choose ACA Penalty Over Insurance

Despite the administration’s extended sign-up period, early reports suggest, many of the remaining uninsured are still opting for the penalty over insurance.

Weighing the ACA
Doctors Flunk Obamacare

46 percent of doctors give the ACA a ‘D’ or an ‘F,’ with only 25 percent giving it an ‘A’ or ‘B.’ The reason for low support seems to be that the law increases paperwork without fixing some of our deepest health care problems—and that diagnosis, at least, seems about right.

Weighing the ACA
The Irrelevance of the Affordable Care Act

A year after its launch, the ACA’s success in expanding coverage is mixed—and its effectiveness in controlling costs and increasing transparency even more so. New services and innovations unrelated to the law, however, offer some hope of a better way forward.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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