Jonathan Cohn Rewrites History for Jonathan Gruber

By: Tuesday November 18, 2014 8:49 am

This defense of Jonathan Gruber in the New Republic simply doesn’t fit with what actually happened. First, Jonathan Cohn claims Gruber never hid his conflict of interest while pretending to be an outside expert in media interviews. At the same time this was happening, reporters like me were constantly seeking interpretation of the policy process [...] Back End Error Rate Down to Only 10 Percent

By: Friday December 6, 2013 8:22 am

The Obama administration has been quite cagey and secretive about their problems with the back end of but the New Republic recently got a nice scoop. Apparently the error rate with the information sent to the insurers via 834 transactions is now down to only 10 percent. From Jonathan Cohn: But the 834 problem [...]

Why the Politics of Obamacare Implementation Could Be Very Different From Medicare Part D

By: Friday May 3, 2013 7:24 am

There is growing concern that a problematic implementation of the Affordable Care Act will hurt Democrats in 2014. In response, some on the left, like Jonathan Cohn, have pointed to Medicare Part D as an example why such concerns are overblown. They argue while the implementation of the drug benefit program was rocky, it was [...]

Supreme Court Questions Suggest Court Will Rule on the Individual Mandate this Summer

By: Monday March 26, 2012 11:36 am

In there questions during oral arguments, today, Supreme Court Justices strongly suggested that the 1876 Tax Anti-Injunction Act will not prevent them from ruling on the individual mandate this year.   David Dayen quotes some of the Justices’ questions that indicate they were not persuaded by the tax argument.  That also  appears to be the near [...]

Yes, Making Patients Consumers Is a Bad Idea – One Obama and Krugman Previously Cheered

By: Friday April 22, 2011 12:26 pm

I’m glad to see that Paul Krugman has attacked the absurd idea that health care patients should be treated as consumers, and Jonathan Cohn has chosen to echo Krugman’s argument.  What I can’t understand is where was powerful denouncing of the absurd idea that we need more “consumer-driven” health care during the debate over the [...]

This is Nothing Like The Netherlands; That Is Why Individual Mandate Is Unacceptable

By: Thursday December 17, 2009 10:09 am

Jonathan Cohn is trying to defend the individual mandate in this bill by claiming the Netherlands also has an individual mandate. The problem is the health care system produced by the Senate bill would be nothing at all like the health system in the Netherlands. I have long maintained the progressives should accept an individual [...]