Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

The correct, non-alarmist framework within which to discuss our fiscal challenges

October 19th, 2016

I couldn’t agree more with David Leonhardt’s anti-alarmist framework regarding the “debt and entitlements” question that’s likely to come up in tonight’s final (woo-hoo!!) presidential debate. David’s rap is much like my own in this recent testimony. It’s particularly germane in this political context because alarmism is often a tactic by those whose true motivation… Read more

Context alert: Only 6% of those with health coverage get it through the “individual” market.

August 29th, 2016

Every morning these days I’m greeted by front-page articles explaining how Obamacare is seriously broken as private insurers are abandoning the exchanges. No question, that’s an important problem for the individual, or “non-group” market, though one with many good solutions (I’ll provide links in a moment). But anyone who makes this point should also be… Read more