The ‘Health Care Needed 60 Votes’ Myth Never Dies

By: 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.

Judge Health Reform on Care it Delivers to People, not Subsidies it Passes to Private Insurers

By: Tuesday January 5, 2010 6:01 am

There’s a lot I object to in Hendrik Hertzberg’s judgment of those opposed to the Senate health bill as “pathetic.”

Big Government Subsidies Help Few Beyond For-Profit Health Insurers

By: Tuesday December 22, 2009 12:45 pm

Harold Pollack is clearly pleased that a lot of money is being directed to help people (even if it is in a very wasteful way). On the other hand, I see this large number, and it fills me with terror.

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