Sometimes good things happen for bad reasons
VIP care, the end of employer-sponsored health coverage, and other changes that are coming.
And here's what's going to replace them
Thanks to Obamacare, your much-hated insurance firm probably won't be around much longer. But the companies that will replace them might not be much better.
Gosh, you mean there's a good reason Obamacare is so complicated?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) last week issued its latest update on Obamacare enrollment, revealing that 3.3 million people had used the new on line marketplaces to select new insurance plans. But the data, as always, didn't include some key information. HHS didn't say, for example, how many of these people had coverage before—or, among the previously insured, what kind of coverage they had. HHS isn't trying to hide information. In most of these instances, it simply doesn't have the information, at least in a way it can reliably analyze.
Economists are supposed to be more nuanced than politicians. Casey Mulligan, new hero to the anti-Obamacare right, hasn't been.
The data is murky, but it sounds a lot more like success than failure.
It shouldn't affect policy a whole lot. But maybe
The health law's critics find a new way to twist the numbers.
Credit where credit's due: Paul Ryan's showing flashes of an independent mind.