Archive for Health Legislation

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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More on the Tax on “Cadillac” Health Insurance Plans

In response to my earlier post on Scott Sumner and Steve Landsburg, David R. Henderson sent me two of his own posts (I and II) on the 40% surtax on so-called Cadillac employer-provided health plans. I think I’m generally in agreement with everything David wrote, but I suspect he is still more favorable to the […]

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