We Could Have Done Much Better than Only Four Winners for Every Loser

By: Monday November 4, 2013 11:14 am

According to Jon Gruber there should be about one loser from Obamacare for every four winners. From Business Insider: It is worth mentioning that this does not  include the impact of the Cadillac tax on employer provide insurance, which beginning in 2018 was designed to make sure certain people got worse insurance from their employer. That [...]

The Policy Implications if Only the Mandate Is Struck Down

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 7:12 am

In the very near future the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. One likely outcome is the court strikes down the individual mandate but leaves the rest of the law intact. Here is what eliminating just the mandate would actually mean for policy. Reduce the cost of the Affordable [...]

More Health Care Cost Control Nonsense From Jon Gruber

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 10:53 am

M.I.T. Economist Jonathan Gruber continues to leave people radically less informed about the real health care cost issue in this country with public statements that frankly make no sense. The latest example is from a Washington Post article about Massachusetts’ attempts to control health care cost. “Cost control isn’t easy,” said M.I.T. economist Jon Gruber, [...]

What We Will Learn if Only the Mandate Is Struck Down

By: Thursday April 5, 2012 8:28 am

If the Supreme Court throws out only the individual mandate but leaves the rest of the Affordable Care Act intact, it would be a real boon for at least one group of individuals: health care policy researchers. If we can leave aside the huge moral and legal implications of such a ruling, from a purely [...]