No, the Mandate Doesn’t Affect Just 2-5% of the Population

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 8:39 am

The Urban Institute is out with a new policy brief claiming the individual mandate will only affect 2-5% of the population, and it has managed to get some media traction. The problem is that the whole brief has a huge logical problem by looking at only a tiny window of time. From Urban Institute: What [...]

Urban Institute Think Tank Needs More Thinking; Less Being In The Tank

By: Monday November 30, 2009 7:05 am

The Urban Institute has been searving some extra good veal lately. They have a new report out endorsing the idea of a super-hard trigger for a robust Medicare-style public option. While it is theoretically possible to design a “useful” triggered public option, it is also theoretically possible to sway Republican senators to votes for a [...]