Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

States that took the Medicaid expansion are seeing slower cost growth and fewer uninsured. The other states are paying a new red state tax.

October 27th, 2014

This deserves more time than I’ve got right now, but be sure to see this post from my CBPP colleague Jesse Cross-Call showing a difference of more than 2 percentage points in projected Medicaid cost growth between states that expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act and those that did not. To give you… Read more

Health Care Spending, Real and Otherwise

June 26th, 2014

Using imprecise language, I managed to confuse some folks in my discussion of that lame GDP report from the other day.  I wrote: As more people get insurance coverage and treatment, this will show up as more spending and higher GDP.  At the same time, cost controls, which have initially been found to be quite… Read more

More on CBO and the Limits of Economic Analysis

March 9th, 2014

Jeff Madrick–whose work I’ve always enjoyed and learned from—misinterprets a recent post of mine, perhaps because I wasn’t clear enough in my exposition. It’s worth revisiting because there are portentous issues embedded in this broader argument.  My piece argued while some recent work by the Congressional Budget Office is certainly worthy of critique (and I… Read more