It Is the Subsidies, Not the Individual Mandate, That Prevents an Insurance Death Spiral

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 11:44 am

There is some good news out of New York. Insurance premiums on the state’s small individual market are expected to drop by 50 percent as a result of the Affordable Care Act. This happened because the New York’s tiny individual insurance market suffered from a quasi-death spiral since the state required guaranteed issue and community [...]

Special Delivery: Hurricane Sandy Victims Receive $20,000 Worth of Blankets From #Occupy Supply

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 8:16 am

FDL staffers pack supplies for Hurricane Sandy relief When the clouds rolled away and the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy began to penetrate public consciousness, our Occupy Supply program knew we were uniquely positioned to provide important assistance to the victims. The response so far has been overwhelming, as we raised nearly $16,000 in 2 [...]

Andrew Sullivan Believes Obama Even Deserves Credit for Things Obama Opposes

By: Monday January 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Andrew Sullivan attempts to mount a defense of President Obama’s record from the standpoint of achieving liberal objectives.   But on some key items, he gets the President’s record and positions wrong, even backwards. Sullivan starts by declaring that Obama’s critics from both the left and right are unhinged from reality.  He then goes on [...]

Bipartisanship Gained: Tax Cuts for the Rich, Shared Sacrifice for Everyone Else

By: Monday March 28, 2011 9:59 am

Bipartisanship is rare, but it seems there is one thing governors of both parties can agree on: “Shared sacrifice” really means more tax cuts for the rich to force regular people to share all the sacrifice. This is effectively what New York’s Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo is about to push through in his state by [...]

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