Apropos to Alex’s post below, the huge news in the last day is a study from Oregon that looked at the effects of expanding Medicaid. As McCardle points out, the study was done under near ideal circumstances. Oregon could not expand Medicaid to everyone who wanted it, so they created a lottery. Sociologists swooped in and recruited. The result was a study of 6000 people with Medicaid and almost 6000 without. One of the authors … Read more
Tag Archive: Health insurance in the United States
How many times have I said it? When you outlaw cheap insurance, you create more uninsured:
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Some colleges are dropping student health-insurance plans for the coming academic year and others are telling students to expect sharp premium increases because of a provision in the federal health law requiring plans to beef up coverage.
The demise of low-cost, low-benefit health plans for students is a consequence of the 2010 health-care overhaul. The law is intended