The Problem Is That Overall ObamaCare Is a Terrible Deal

By: Monday February 11, 2013 10:18 am

Ben Smith has made a splash at Buzzfeed pointing out that the age-rating regulation in the ObamaCare bill will result in a subset of young people paying substantially more for health insurance. Since older people can only be charged three times as much as young people, some young people will see big rate increases next [...]

Democrats Try To Sell “Improvements” To Senate Bill

By: Sunday December 20, 2009 12:38 pm

The Senate Democrats had a conference call with reporters to extol all the great “improvements” they have made to the bill. They listed three improvements they wanted to talk about: The manager’s amendment to the bill, introduced yesterday, strengthens key reforms that benefit consumers like the medical loss ratio, patient’s bill of rights protections, and [...]

Without A Public Option, The Individual Mandate Is Unacceptable For Moral, Political, And Policy Reasons

By: Tuesday December 15, 2009 10:38 am

Without the option of a government-run insurance entity or extremely tight regulations to guarantee everyone has access to quality, cost effective health insurance, an individual mandate is both immoral and bad policy. If the Senate refuses to provide Americans with the guaranteed choice of decent health insurance policy, it must not mandate people buy insurance. [...]

There Goes the Rest of the Grand Public Option “Compromise”: Losing the Medical Loss Ratio

By: Monday December 14, 2009 3:21 pm

The CBO has just reached an absurd conclusion that will doom one of the other components in Harry Reid’s grand compromise on the public option. The strange decision on the part of the CBO could force Reid to drop the medical loss ratio of 90 percent. The CBO came to the ridiculous conclusion that requiring [...]

Really Bad Trade Off Ideas

By: Sunday November 22, 2009 11:05 am

Nate Silver believes progressives should trade the public option away, but what he wants in return is far more useless and an even tougher political battle. And the public option, as currently constructed, would only enroll 3-4 million people, according to the CBO. It’s a relatively minor provision, and one that, in its present, already-compromised [...]

11 Ways The House Bill Is Much Better Than The Baucus Bill

By: Thursday October 29, 2009 12:20 pm

The Harry Reid is in the process of merging the two Senate bills, but what the final Senate product will be is still a secret. For the most part, the bill from the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) is expected to serve as the base that the new Senate bill is being built upon. It is [...]