Category Archives: Healthcare

Obamacare’s A Success: What Does That Mean?

I wrote earlier this week about Paul Krugman’s claims that the health insurance market in New York is evidence that the Affordable Care Act is a “huge success.” Somewhere in that post I made the point that success is probably … Continue reading

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Censusgate 2014: The ACA, The Administration, and Enrollment Numbers

The New York Times made waves earlier today when it reported that the Census Bureau will be making extensive changes to the surveys it uses in order to gather information on health insurance status across America. The changes, which will … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman, the Affordable Care Act, and “Huge Successes”

Over the past few weeks, Paul Krugman has written frequently on the subject of the ACA, both in columns and on his blog. I haven’t had the time to read everything he has written (much less draft my own responses), … Continue reading

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A Libertarian Approach to Anti-Smoking Letter in the NYT

On Friday morning, the New York Times published a guest editorial by Peter B. Bach, a pulmonary physician who directs the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The piece, which is … Continue reading

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Locally Grown Hospital Meals: No Price Competition Means Providers Compete on Amenities

It’s common knowledge by now that most hospital prices do not bear a relation to reality in the same way that the prices of most of the other goods and services in the economy around us do. It’s generally not … Continue reading

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Another Audible on the ACA for the Obama Administration

Multiple sources are reporting that the Obama administration will soon be announcing a new exemption for the Affordable Care Act in the form of a letter from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. From Politico: The Obama administration intends to announce that … Continue reading

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The Mises Institute has just posted a condensed version of Mike Holly’s thesis on medical prices in the United States. I haven’t had time to read it (I’m hoping I’ll get to it tonight or tomorrow), but a quick skim …

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A Note on Ezra Klein and Republican Health Care Hypocrisy

This past Thursday, Ezra Klein published an article in which he chastised Republicans for what he perceives to be hypocrisy when it comes to health policy. Klein pointed out that Republicans have been criticizing President Obama’s Affordable Care Act on … Continue reading

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Support for the ACA Steady Overall, but Falling Among Uninsured

In a brief article posted over at Politico this afternoon, Jose Delreal notes that the overall numbers behind President Obama’s Affordable Care Act haven’t changed much as a result of the bill’s unfortunate rollout. The Gallup survey has support for … Continue reading

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Caricaturing the Religious Opt-Out for the Affordable Care Act

Literally, that is. I came across this political cartoon from Politico’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Matt Wuerker on Twitter this evening: I think it’s clear from the cartoon alone but, based on the Twitter buzz, I’m fairly confident that this cartoon is … Continue reading

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