Several million people are expected to buy insurance next year via Healthcare.gov so an error rate of 10% could theoretically impact hundreds of thousands of people. Of course the administration will continue to make real improvements to the system before more people sign up and the insurers are going to catch many of these problems as well, but it is likely thousands will be or have been negatively impacted by this back end problem.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 5:01 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 11:58 am|
The ‘grand bargain’ appears dead for the time being and the Overton window shifts to the left. The idea of expanding Social Security benefits is not just being openly discussed but is now seen as a way for politicians to prove they are good Democrats.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 6, 2013 9:27 am|
The majority of people on the right and on the left want to see the Affordable Care Act changed or repealed, only a tiny sliver thinks it should remain in its current form.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 5, 2013 3:19 pm|
If almost everyone who signs up is in their 40′s but the group is much healthier than most people their age, the cost will stay low. On the other hand, if 2 million young people sign up but they are all very unhealthy, premiums will spike.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 5, 2013 12:08 pm|
President Obama promise “if you like your insurance you can keep it” has generated a lot of attention lately, but long-term the failure of an even more oft-repeated promise will be more important. Obama has frequently implied using the Affordable Care Act will stop people from going broke if they get sick, even though this will not be true.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 5, 2013 8:47 am|
It took the federal government only 13 years to realize our “noble experiment” was a disastrous mistake. It didn’t stop people from drinking but it drove the industry into the hands of criminals, while making the liquor supply more dangerous.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 5, 2013 7:35 am|
The simple fact is the law was unpopular while it was being drafted. It was unpopular when it was passed. It was unpopular for three years before it was implemented. While when Democrats were given their one chance to make a second first impression they completely fumbled the roll out.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 2, 2013 2:00 pm|
It is amazing to me that prominent people still claim health care reform needed 60 votes in the Senate, even this myth has been proved false repeatedly in huge ways.
The latest example is Henry Aaron and Harold Pollack rehashing this lie once again to defend the poor design of the Affordable Care Act.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 2, 2013 10:52 am|
We probably won’t have a lot of flying drone deliveries for the same reason we still don’t have many jet-packs and flying cars. From a physics perspective traveling short distance on the ground is almost always smarter.