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Megan McArdle

Megan McArdle

Writer & Columnist, Bloomberg View

Megan McArdle is a Washington, D.C.-based blogger and journalist who writes about economics, business, and public policy. Currently a columnist for Bloomberg View, she was previously a special correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, the business and economics editor at The Atlantic, and a writer for The Economist. She also founded the blog Asymmetrical Information. Her book, The Up Side of Down, will be published by Viking in February 2014.

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Congress is not going to get the same service that other people do on the exchanges. Obamacare will seem to them to be working much better than it is.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Come January, when some number of Americans have bought insurance on the new health exchanges and are starting to use the services, you can expect another controversy to arise when many of them find out just how few doctors and hospitals they have access to.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The policy people handed out impossible orders to the technical staff; when the technical staff couldn’t deliver their impossibility, they decided that the problem was incompetence.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Obamacare story is as much a political story, and a media story, as it is a policy story.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Turning the insurers into scapegoats, when he still needs their help to make this law work, was an act of desperation.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A lot of people with private health insurance are losing their policies. This was supposed to be not so bad because they could go onto the exchanges. Only now, there are no functioning exchanges.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Most of what seems to be on the table ranges from not helpful to actively unhelpful. Here are seven popular “solutions” that don’t solve anything and may make things worse.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

If the system cannot reliably process 50 percent of its users on Nov. 1 then the administration should ask for a one-year delay of Obamacare’s various regulations, including the individual mandate. Congress, including Republicans, should be ready to give it to them, with no strings attached.

Monday, October 14, 2013