Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Guideposts on the Road Back to Factville, 2013 Edition

December 24th, 2013

Last year around this time I posted my ten favorite graphs from my prolific colleagues at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  It’s tough to make the cut.  If I may be permitted—and I’m bragging on my friends, not me—we at CBPP make a lot of revealing graphs.  But I’ve chosen the ones that… Read more

Read This Now: Great Piece on Obamacare

December 16th, 2013

This National Journal piece makes many great points about Obamacare as political football.  It’s predictable that this would be the case, and no question that the administration has kicked the ball in their own goal more than once (apologies re mixed sports metaphors). But aside from the obvious mistakes of the bad website rollout and… Read more

An Economic Experiment Between Neighboring States

November 24th, 2013

This piece from today’s NYT comparing outcomes in neighboring states with quite different approaches to economic policy caught my eye for two reasons. First, some of the best empirical research in economics exploits these sorts of natural experiments.  The idea is that neighboring states, in this case Wisconsin and Minnesota, face roughly similar economic forces, so… Read more

A Tiny Bit on Implementing the ACA

November 18th, 2013

As I can’t bear watching every twist and turn of the ugly ACA rollout, I’ve not commented much on it up here. But based on some recent developments, a few observations: –Let’s ponder this kludge put forth by the President to let you keep your non-group plan if you so desire. It’s just not that… Read more