Stories by Jacob S. Hacker

Jacob S. Hacker is a Yale University political science professor and a fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of The Great Risk Shift: The Assault on American Jobs, Families, Health Care, and Retirement -- And How You Can Fight Back, as well as of the "Health Care for America" proposal recently released as part of the Economic Policy Institute's Agenda for Shared Prosperity. subscribe to Jacob S. Hacker's feed

Posted on: Apr 1, 2011, Source: Simon & Schuster

Here's why the economy become more risky and unreliable for most Americans even as it has created vast riches for the well-positioned and well-off.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Obama has to put an end to this madness.

Posted on: May 29, 2009, Source: Campaign for America's Future

A well-designed public health insurance option is vital for driving down costs and provided a guaranteed coverage for all Americans.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Clinton and Obama should stop fixating on the individual mandate and focus on what really matters: affordable and accessible health insurance.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2007, Source:

Obama's proposed health plan is a bold break with our current system, but the details have left some people flummoxed about what he is up to. Here is a breakdown of his plan.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2007, Source:

Leading Democratic presidential candidates made clear on Saturday that "stay the course" is no longer a viable strategy on the health policy battlefield.