Catfood Commission Backs Myth That We Must Increase Health Care Cost Sharing

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 2:12 pm

Beyond the Deficit Commission’s non-report total cop-out on health care, what disturbs me is what changes they do recommend: embracing the economagic myth that the way to control health care costs is just to make regular people pay even higher co-pays, deductibles, and out of pocket costs. This idea that we can reduce overall health [...]

Simpson-Bowles Debt Savings a Fantasy: Assumes Others Tackle Health Costs in Future

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 10:43 am

When I examine any “plan” to reduce the national debt I always go straight to the section on health care, and not just because I’m an expert on health care reform. As you can clearly see from this graph from the CBO, our long-term deficit problem is almost exclusively a health care cost problem. Any [...]

Please Stop Lying, Peter Orszag

By: Tuesday December 1, 2009 9:44 am

It is a good thing that Democrats are trying to put together a bill that will massively expand coverage while reducing the deficit and slightly reducing premiums for a majority of Americans. That is a serious accomplishment, and something to brag about. What the Senate bill does not do is take the serious steps that [...]

Don’t Build A Factory In America

By: Tuesday December 1, 2009 8:32 am

It is time to put the health care crisis in sharp terms everyone can understand. I have one piece of advise for every potential manufacturer and transnational company looking to expand. Don’t build a factory in America. If you plan to compete in the international marketplace, don’t start a single business–or expand an existing one–in [...]

Washington Post Reporters Don’t Know How To Read Simple Reports On The Public Option

By: Friday November 20, 2009 8:20 am

It appears the crack team of reporters at the Washington Post don’t know how to read. They make the ridiculous claim that the public option would not be able to keep down costs: The decision to permit states to opt out of the public plan is partly to blame for the Reid proposal’s lack of [...]