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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
Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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