Five separate people were bylined on a Center for American Progress post about how many people AHCA will kill. The post is quite long, but all the authors really do is take the CBO estimates of how many people will lose coverage under AHCA and then divide that number by 830. They do this because… Continue reading How many people will Obamacare and AHCA kill?
In a prior post, I wrote about a report from the California Senate Appropriations Committee that estimated the cost of a proposed single payer system in the state. The report concluded that, under the single payer plan, health expenditures in the state would be around $400 billion per year, or 15% of California’s GDP. Although… Continue reading California Single Payer Costs Look Very Doable
As I noted in an earlier post, California’s single payer plan is turning out to be shockingly cheap, if a recent report estimating its costs is to be believed. Sadly, the coverage of the plan so far is largely full of idiotic commentary that fails to think correctly about the costs associated with the plan,… Continue reading Idiotic Commentary on California’s Single Payer Push
Presently, three types of actors pump money into the US health care system: the government funds programs like Medicaid and Medicare; employers pay premiums to private insurers; and individuals pay premiums to private insurers and pay deductibles and copayments. Shifting to a single payer system requires capturing these various flows of money and redirecting them… Continue reading Single Payer Payroll Taxes
I wrote this at Salon. I didn’t title it. So if you are going to complain about that, direct it elsewhere. Excerpt: But instead of getting into the nuts and bolts of whether the young can be swayed to enroll, I think it behooves us to take a step back and consider how utterly surreal… Continue reading Salon: Dudebros and millennials shouldn’t determine who gets healthcare!