We Could Have Done Much Better than Only Four Winners for Every Loser

By: Monday November 4, 2013 1:13 pm

With just those few provisions the law could have been written so there was more like 20-40 winners for every one person made slightly worse off by the law. It would have been mostly just highly profitable drug companies losing out instead of middle class families.

 

The Policy Implications if Only the Mandate Is Struck Down

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 7:30 am

In the very near future the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. One likely outcome is the court strikes down the individual mandate but leaves the rest of the law intact.

Here is what eliminating just the mandate would actually mean for policy.

More Health Care Cost Control Nonsense From Jon Gruber

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 12:40 pm

M.I.T. Economist Jonathan Gruber continues to leave people radically less informed about the real health care cost issue in this country with public statements that frankly make no sense. The latest example is from a Washington Post article about Massachusetts’ attempts to control health care cost

What We Will Learn if Only the Mandate Is Struck Down

By: Thursday April 5, 2012 10:00 am

If the Supreme Court throws out only the individual mandate but leaves the rest of the Affordable Care Act intact, it would be a real boon for at least one group of individuals, health care policy researchers.

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