Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

A look at a few recent articles that caught our attention: immigration, SNAP, ACA repeal.

February 16th, 2017

First, Eduardo Porter of the NYT wrote a controversial piece about the negative impacts of immigration (not Porter’s view–he’s reporting, not endorsing). I’ll have a lot more to say about the research in the piece, but to put it mildly, I’m unconvinced. The piece reports on research suggesting the increase in low-skill immigration has put… Read more

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