Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

A lot of Trump voters will be hurt by a lot of Trump’s policies

December 16th, 2016

Over at WaPo on jobs and tax cuts. And here’s a new CBPP piece showing who, by income class, benefits from repealing Obamacare. Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would provide large, lopsided tax cuts to households with annual incomes over $1 million, just-released data from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC)… Read more

Sorry, Mr. Puzder: no correlation between exchange premiums and restaurant employment

December 9th, 2016

My colleague Ben Spielberg made this neat scatterplot today in reference to a claim by Labor Secretary designee Andrew Puzder. Puzder claimed that a “government mandated restaurant recession” was caused by rising premiums in the Obamacare exchanges. The idea is that consumers, after paying for health coverage, didn’t have enough left to go out to… Read more

It’s harder than Trump thinks to pull a thread or two out of the ACA.

November 12th, 2016

All the papers this AM tell me of softening in some of president-elect Trump’s positions, including health care, immigration, trade, and more. Some of his aides are straight-up saying that a lot of that stuff was just campaign talk. He wouldn’t be the first to make such pivots. Moreover, his campaign wasn’t exactly policy driven… Read more