Mandate Has little Impact on What Exchange Users Would Pay for Insurance

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 12:40 pm

The individual mandate will actually have almost no impact on what a majority of people using the new exchanges would pay for health insurance. That’s because for most people using the new exchanges, their cost of insurance will be determined by the affordable tax credits. According to the CBO’s projections, roughly 60 percent of people getting insurance in the non-group market will qualify for affordability tax credits.

 

Rand Study: Marijuana Legalization Would Markedly Cut Mexican Drug Cartel Profits

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 5:20 pm

The Rand Corporation is notorious for its history of pro-drug-war studies. A report of theirs from earlier this year on Proposition 19 was full of dubious claims based on what even they had to admit were just guesses. Once again, with their newest report about marijuana legalization, the Rand Corporation buries the lede from their own study, one which strongly supporters the anti-cartel claims made by marijuana reformers. While not part of the press release, the study, in fact, backs up one of the main arguments of the supporters of marijuana legalization. The study determines legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana could eliminate all the profits the Mexican drug cartels currently make thanks to cannabis prohibition.

SUPPORT FIREDOGLAKE
Follow Firedoglake
TODAY’S TOP POSTS
CSM Ads advertisement
Advertisement