Effect of the ACA on Personal Debt – It Goes Down

April 21, 2016 Debt

This is as we – or at least most of us – would expect. Compared to people in states that did not expand Medicaid under the ACA, newly available Medicaid in States that expanded the program enabled newly covered people to reduce their unpaid bills and debts.  Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Bhashkar Mazumder, Sarah Miller, […]

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More “Chicken Little” on Obamacare?

November 10, 2014 Health Insurance

The latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act has the press and pundits in a dither. The Supreme Court preempted a full panel in the Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) already scheduled to hear an appeal in December and agreed to hear King v. Burwell. Both proponents and opponents are both amped up […]

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DC Hostage Negotiating per The Daily Show

October 16, 2013 Uncategorized

Perhaps I should just turn over all my commentary to Jon Stewart. Here The Daily Show brings in a former FBI hostage negotiator to help resolve the Washington fight tying the ACA to raising the debt ceiling and re-opening the Federal government. Laughing is better than crying. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full […]

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Jon Stewart Gets it Right

October 11, 2013 Health Insurance

I hardly wish ill to my fellow citizens, even those who live in states that receive more in Federal revenue and other benefits than they pay for in Federal taxes. But I’m rapidly approaching the point when I will revel in the reversing of the financial flows from the self-punishing, mostly Southern states to the […]

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Scrupulously Accurate and Rarely Honest

April 11, 2012 Uncategorized

Today’s Quote of the Day is from Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) I’ve known Mitch for 40 years,” said Yarmuth. “We were political allies at one point. I was a Republican ‘til 1985. In recent years, as I’ve said publicly before, he has a considerable knack for being scrupulously […]

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Universal Coverage, “Obamacare,” and the Supreme Court

March 25, 2012 Federal Government

Be careful what you wish for. Coming up this week will be extensive, multi-day arguments before the US Supreme Court on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), labeled derisively by the right as “Obamacare” and perhaps increasing embraced by the Left as “Obamacare.” As Vice President Biden said at the signing ceremony, “this […]

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