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 [...]

Yes, Reconciliation Can Be Used to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

By: Friday October 14, 2011 9:56 am

During the health care debate Democrats worked very hard to promote the myth that reconciliation is an incredibly limited legislative procedure. They did this to create an excuse so they could tell their base the rules “forced” them to go with a corporatist health care reform package. In reality Democrats didn’t pass a more progressive [...]

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