Archive for Health Legislation

Murphy at Lock Haven University on Health Care Economics

I gave this back in April I think…

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Jesus on ObamaCare

This is where we now stand in US politics: Looks like it's Captain Obvious time: Jesus healed people through His own mercy and power, not by taking from others against their will. https://t.co/dYp6ChTUj4 — Robert P. Murphy (@BobMurphyEcon) July 30, 2017

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Three Times Interventionists Moved the Goal Posts

At the Independent Institute’s blog I have 3 posts up: One Two Three   In the third installment, make sure you don’t miss how slippery Ezra Klein was. For example: Cass recently summarized the Oregon results for his readers by writing, “In a randomized trial in Oregon that gave some individuals Medicaid while leaving others […]

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Potpourri

==> LAST CHANCE! Remember there’s a great discount for my student text and teacher’s manual of Lessons for the Young Economist. Offer expires today (June 30, 2017). ==> You know, people like Krugman criticize me for refusing to grapple with the surprising inflation results after 2008. It’s like he never saw the publication: Murphy, Robert. […]

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Murphy Figures Out How to Highlight, Screen Capture, and Tweet Multiple Photos: Progressives Tremble

I was telling Alex Tabarrok on Twitter that we can’t help but use the third person sometimes; it just sounds better. Anyway, this 2013 article by Peter Suderman showcases how some of our progressive friends described the famous Oregon Medicaid experiment after Year 1 of the data came in–when it looked great for the program–versus […]

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Fact Checking the Fact Checkers

Here’s my question: Are these people being dishonest or just dumb? In response to a guy in the comments saying he would think about giving up his private health insurance to go on Medicaid, I wanted to see what the disparity was in doctors accepting Medicaid vs. private insurance. (Answer: 69% vs. 85%, apparently.) But […]

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Oren Cass on ObamaCare and Death Rates

Since it’s fashionable to claim that (partially) repealing the ACA will kill thousands/millions of people, these 8 minutes from Contra Krugman episode 76 are really critical. I’m also writing up something on this stuff.

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Yet Another Podcast Twin Spin

==> In Episode 78 of Contra Krugman, we talk about Krugman railing against the anti-reality Republicans. I am swamped with work so I have to be brief in my outline: 6:00 I remind people that it was progressive Democrats who started using the phrase “fake news” as a political weapon. 8:25 Tom explains that he […]

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