Ben Nelson has a list of demands, including gutting Medicaid expansion and making states to opt-in into reform.

Polling shows the individual mandate is extremely unpopular.

MoveOn says “no” to the Senate bill.

Dayen looked into the extremely important issue of whether the regulations are enforceable. Regulations without a policing force is meaningless.

The tax credit structure means that the “sticker price” of insurance on the exchange does not matter to most people.

Wheeler looks a the weak logic behind how the excise tax on employer provided health insurance. I have a suggestion for “fixing” the excise tax to make it not so terrible.

The “nationwide plans” do have the potential to gut state regulations and cause a race to the bottom.

When people defend the individual mandate, they don’t seem to bring up the fact that the draconian ban on undocumented immigrants buying insurance with their own money and the hardship waiver make the whole “universal system” very leaky.

The health care Christmas deadline seems very shaky.

Top Obama aides insult and and try to rally the base at the same time.

State blog reactions to the health news.

LieberCare could be a dead end for real reform.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at