Remember the public option? Here’s a quick video history lesson

Filed Under: Costs

Summary: Memories are short, but consequences live a long time. Here’s a Bill Moyers video from the deep dark past (2009) reminding us of how the public option — a potential competitor to for-profit big, existing insurers — got squeezed out of the bill. And let us not forget how Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut […]

Cost and subsidies of insurance, and the long-lost public option

Government subsidies under the Affordable Care Act work in mysterious ways: A Vanderbilt University researcher told The Washington Post over the weekend that his analysis of subsidies in the states where the federal government is running the exchanges shows huge anomalies. “The feds will spend just about $10,000 subsidizing health insurance costs for a poor, […]