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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

'Mandate Memories'

Paul Krugman:

Mandate Memories: Sarah Kliff notes that the individual mandate in Obamacare is turning out to be essential — and it’s working, with the risk pool improving as the penalties kick in. What I wrote back in 2007, when Obama was campaigning against the mandate.
Fortunately, once in office he was a stronger advocate for health reform than I feared — including for necessary pieces he opposed in the primary; what we actually ended up with was, strictly speaking, Hillarycare.

Kevin Drum:

Chart of the Day: The Uninsured Rate in America Just Keeps Dropping:

I forgot to blog about this when the numbers came out, but the CDC has now updated their survey of the uninsured through the second quarter of 2015. ...
The number of uninsured adults under 65 continues to decline...

    Posted by on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 01:05 PM in Economics, Health Care, Market Failure | Permalink  Comments (91)


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