Survey that found that the new health reform law would lead one in three employers to drop worker coverage was poorly done, critics say.
On paper, the Ryan plan saves the government a lot of money, at least in the long run. But upon closer inspection, the savings turn out to be illusory, cruel or some combination of the two.
“To be fair, the Republican argument makes perfect sense if you think like a campaign operative.”
Republican proposals will force many people to pay higher premiums, lavish subsidies on the insurance industry and add $100 of billions to the federal debt.
Jon Cohn answers John Goodman’s column: Comparing Medicaid cutbacks to private insurer’s dropping costly patients “is grossly misleading,” Cohn writes.
Jon Cohn argues that news stories about businesses dropping insurance and insurers limiting doctor choice isn’t bad: they highlight health reform’s benefits.
Add it all up and the budget deficit actually gets a little smaller. The emphasis is on “little,” since the net reduction is actually pretty small.
“Will most people’s health insurance still change? Absolutely. But change was coming no matter what. With reform, it’s likely to be change for the better,” writes Jon Cohn.
The question isn’t so much whether the waste exists. The question, rather, is whether reform can pinpoint and excise that waste — whether it can cut out the bad medical care without removing the good.
A lot of people laughed when Sue Lowden, the Nevada Republican running for the U.S. Senate, suggested last month that people start paying for their medical care with chickens. I didn’t.
Michigan’s attorney general wants the new health reform law overturned. Jon Cohn reviews what the state’s residents will lose should their attorney general succeed.
There are two ways for societies to decide how to allocate resources: collectively, through government, or individually, through the market.
The evolution of Blue Cross is a case study in the need for health care reform.
The key is finding a fix that helps both doctors and the patients, rather than one at the expense of the other.
A bill could have been passed, if Democrats tried to reach out to Republicans