Over at WaPo. It’s never over, but this is a real win. Where we are, how we got here, and what’s next…well, those are all very tricky questions with potentially less hopeful outcomes. But man, at least for now, a lot of people very narrowly dodged the impact of some really terrible legislation.
Readers know I’ve been deeply engaged in the healthcare debate, and highly critical of the efforts thus far to repeal and replace, demean and deface, disgust and disgrace, etc. But I haven’t weighed in on up to the minute changes in part because they’re changing fast and because the journalists who follow this are doing… Read more
Over the past few days, I’ve published a couple of posts wherein I’ve tried to noodle over how we got to this moment in health care reform. Here, I’d like to add a few observations from that and other debates and ask whether there’s something important and potentially positive going on in the current political… Read more
A few links to check out, both over at WaPo. First, no one knows when the next recession will hit though it’s closer now than when I started writing this sentence. But I’ve got two recessionary concerns: one, fiscal policy, both discretionary and automatic will be thoroughly insufficient due to the toxic mix of Congressional… Read more
Avik Roy, to his credit, had some appropriately harsh words for at least parts of the first version of the American Health Care Act, the House bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. He was particularly critical of those parts that would make coverage much more expensive for low-income and older persons. And yet, given… Read more