My CBPP colleagues and I will have much more to say about this in coming weeks, but there’s no rest down here at Dysfunction Junction as we move from health care to taxes. If you go by this AM’s papers, there’s a meme developing that tax reform looks just as hard as was health care… Read more
…with an unbelievable ending. First, links to stuff you may have missed. –A joint oped with Ben Spielberg on why work requirements for Medicaid are a really bad idea. House R’s tried to win over their hard right colleagues by adding this to their benighted health care bill, which by now you know failed anyway…. Read more
Well, economist Josh Bivens wrote a neat paper about this dynamic, and I interviewed him about the results for my WaPo post today. Check them out.
Health economist David Cutler offers sage thoughts on the R’s health care plan. I like where he starts. When Paul Ryan said that what his plan brings to the table is the “freedom” for healthy people not to have to subsidize the sick, many progressives pointed out that…um…that’s kinda how insurance works, Paul. But as Cutler… Read more
Over at WaPo. One thought about point #7: 7) While analysis of this budget proposal has been extensive, there is one point on which I’ve seen too little analysis: Does the Defense Department really require an extra $54 billion to meet its mission? Lawrence Korb, who has street cred in this space, emphatically says no… Read more