from Breakingviews:

Ebola shows dangers, and power, of globalisation

By Edward Hadas
October 10, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – I was dreaming when I wrote this…

August 25, 2014

The move by Roche to buy biotech company Intermune for $8.3 billion at a 38 percent premium isn’t going to make Janet Yellen happy, given her thoughts on the valuation of certain biotechnology and Internet retailing names. Still, with the Fed chair on board for low rates for some time given the slack situation in the labor market that the Fedsters keep talking about (basically, the unemployment rate, like the old grey mare, ain’t what she used to be), the long march to 2,000 on the S&P looks like it’s probably going to be over before long (it's been done on an intraday basis, and now we're just waiting on a close above that level), representing a tripling in that average in a bit more than five years and raising again all those questions about whether this all makes sense and if anyone cares anyway.

from Breakingviews:

Pfizer yet to land knockout blow on Astra

May 2, 2014

By Neil Unmack 

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Counterparties:

Trends with benefits

February 11, 2014

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from Data Dive:

Where Obamacare enrollment stands in each state

December 12, 2013

As enrollment starts to increase, the government has started using manual work-arounds for the various software errors that plague HealthCare.gov. About 365,000 people have signed up for private insurance in the last two months, and 5 million visited the site in the first week of December, according to Reuters.

from Counterparties:

Affordable Care Ack

October 31, 2013

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from Jack Shafer:

The flimflam of this week’s Obamacare numbers

By Jack Shafer
September 27, 2013

At midweek, the Department of Health and Human Services released its report on the health plan choices and insurance premiums available under the Affordable Care Act, which opens for enrollment on Oct. 1 in 36 states.

from The Great Debate:

Why Obama must prevail for a ‘grand bargain’

By David M. Walker
June 21, 2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) (R) in Washington, Mar. 19, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

from Stories I’d like to see:

A New York Times home run, piggyback journalism, and hospital TV ads

By Steven Brill
April 16, 2013

1.   The Times hits a home run in the Bronx:

This item comes under the category of stories I loved seeing. On Sunday the New York Times did a front pager (continued on two full pages inside) by veteran reporter William Glaberson on the collapse of the criminal courts in the Bronx that was about as close to perfection in execution and impact as journalism can get.

from Reihan Salam:

Should Congress create a national health-care exchange?

By Reihan Salam
March 22, 2013

One of the core ideas behind the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s ambitious and very controversial effort to expand access to medical insurance, is that state governments will work with the federal government to make high-quality care more accessible and affordable by creating subsidized state-based insurance exchanges. For those who aren’t covered by employer-sponsored insurance or Medicare or Medicaid, the exchanges are meant to offer a range of affordable insurance plans, with subsidies varying by household income.