Joseph Rago, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday night.
Rago won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for a series of editorials about the Affordable Care Act, which were praised as being “well crafted, against-the-grain editorials challenging the health care reform advocated by President Obama.”
“No matter where you fall in the debate of health care reform, the arguments advanced by Joseph Rago in his series of editorials in The Wall Street Journal were impossible to ignore,” the judges noted. “Not paying attention to these editorials was not an option for policymakers.”
Rago’s last editorial, a criticism of Republicans’ failure to repeal ‘Obamacare’ and replace it with a better plan, ran Wednesday.