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Has the ACA Bent the Health Care Cost Curve?

White House advisor David Cutler says yes: In 2007, Obama asserted that his health-care reform plan would save $2,500 per family relative to the trends at the time… Yet events have shown him to be right. Between early 2009 and … Continue reading

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A Grab Bag of Thoughts

But I Already Have Health Insurance! A friend told me last night that even though he already buys individual health insurance, according to the feds it’s not sufficient, so he’ll have to upgrade. Maybe with the exchanges the price will … Continue reading

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Stocks React to Shutdown (or don’t, but we need a story)–UPDATED!!

September 27 (Friday): Dow Average: 15258. September 30: “Stocks Tumble as Shutdown Nears.” Dow Average: 15129. October 1: “U.S. Stocks Finish Higher: Government Shutdown Fails to Scare the Market.” Dow Average: 15191. October 2: “Stocks fall as fears of protracted … Continue reading

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Clinton: Young Must Subsidize Elderly

In a rare moment of clarity in the Obamacare debate Gormer President Bill Clinton bluntly admitted that PPACA (Obamacare) requires the young to subsidize the elderly. “I think it’s important for you to tell the people why we’re doing all … Continue reading

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Things that Make Me Laugh: House Republicans Edition

So the House Republicans passed a continuing resolution to keep the government open but defund PPACA (ObamaCare). They know it can’t conceivably pass in the Senate, and assuming they can count–which grows ever more doubtful–they know they’re not even within … Continue reading

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Giving Up on Democracy?

My friend P.J. asked me recently if I thought it was possible that the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party had given up on “trying to win a democratic game.” That is, have they decided–finally realized, is perhaps more … Continue reading

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Oh, ‘Bama (sigh)

What to make of President Obama’s comments on judicial activism? I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically … Continue reading

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