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July 29, 2010

As I mentioned a couple of months ago, we’ve launched a series of fact sheets called “Moving Forward with Health Reform” to help people (especially non-wonks) understand how the new health reform law will work — and whether the claims from opponents are true.

Today we issued two more pieces in this series:

July 29, 2010

At its meeting yesterday, the President’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform discussed imposing a numerical limit on federal spending as a share of the economy. One of the commission’s co-chairs has suggested capping spending and revenues at 21
percent of gross domestic product (GDP), the average spending level over the past 40 years. But as I explain in a new report, averages from the past aren’t a good guide for the future:

July 27, 2010

Today, we sat down with Health Policy Analyst Sarah Lueck to discuss the great news that millions of Americans will soon be able to receive preventive health care services free of charge because of the new health reform law.

July 27, 2010

As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, some seniors who receive Medicare coverage through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance companies rather than traditional Medicare are concerned about the health reform law’s impact on their benefits. They shouldn’t be worried: health reform will strengthen Medicare while protecting all beneficiaries.

July 15, 2010

Millions of Americans will soon be able to receive preventive health care services free of charge under rules the White House issued yesterday to help implement the health reform law. The new rules will likely mean fewer unnecessary deaths from diseases like cancer and diabetes, reduced spending on costly and avoidable illnesses, and a healthier population overall.

June 29, 2010

Today, we sat down with Sarah Lueck, health policy analyst at the Center, to discuss a provision in the new health reform law that will start helping young adults this fall.

June 29, 2010

Critics claim that the new health reform law’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility will place heavy new financial burdens on states and prompt large numbers of insured people to drop their private coverage for Medicaid. The first claim is incorrect, as I explained recently, and here’s why the second one is too:

June 10, 2010

One of the first pieces of the new health reform law to take effect will start helping young adults this fall, and it could significantly improve coverage among a group that makes up a disproportionate share of the nation’s uninsured.

June 8, 2010

As Marketwatch and the Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog both report, some families with unemployed workers will face significantly higher health care costs if Congress fails to renew a Recovery Act provision that has made COBRA coverage more affordable.

June 1, 2010

Today, we sat down with Paul Van de Water, a Senior Fellow at the Center, to discuss the health reform law’s major sources of revenue.

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