A couple of recent WaPo pieces for your entertainment and hopefully edification.
This one’s from a talk I just gave on how Obamacare is providing health coverage to a lot more people, holding down budgetary costs, and not, I repeat not, killing any jobs (see nice pictures, compliments of Ben Spielberg). Yes, it needs some recalibration–there are some thin markets and some insurers are seeing a sicker population than they initially priced for. A public option would help a lot, btw, in these regards.
Then there’s this tax analysis of Trump and Clinton’s tax plans based on a) new work by the Tax Policy Center and b) Clinton’s new idea to expand the Child Tax Credit. No, of course neither candidate will get what they’re asking for here. But they’ll likely get something. So I try to think about what that might look like.