Is single-payer health care a feasible evolutionary option?

I say no, in my latest Bloomberg column . For some of the arguments here, I am indebted to earlier work by Megan McArdle. The post Is single-payer health care a feasible evolutionary option? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION .

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Are You Sure You Want Medicare for All?

I hate it when the reality of economics interferes with the myth of free for all…….

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to unveil his long-awaited ” Medicare for all ” proposal for government-controlled, single-payer health care. His colleague, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), is all-in on the scheme . “Medicare for All is one way that we can give every single person in the country access to high quality health care,” she writes. “Everyone is covered.

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CBO Blames Trump: Sees 20% Surge In 2018 Obamacare Premiums If Subsidies Removed

At the request of Nancy Pelosi, the Congressional Budget Office has just released a study intended to better understand the potential economic impacts that would result from the cancellation of taxpayer funded Obamacare subsidies (a.k.a. “cost-sharing reductions” or “CSRs”).

Source: CBO Blames Trump: Sees 20% Surge In 2018 Obamacare Premiums If Subsidies Removed

Two Charts Prove Obamacare Is Not “Stabilizing” In 2018

As the Obamacare repeal and replace effort raged on in Congress over the past six months, several Democrats and even some of the original Obamacare architects stepped forward to argue that the crippling premium increases from 2014 through 2017 were just a 1x market adjustment and that everything would miraculously ‘stabilize’ in 2018.

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United Healthcare denies gay man medication due to ‘high risk homosexual behavior’ / LGBTQ Nation

Mark S. King · Thursday, August 3, 2017 Jeff Chiu, AP Discrimination against LGBT people is often once-removed, shielded under double-speak and fraudulent intentions. So, it’s refreshing, really, when a company comes right out and says in black and white that gay men aren’t worthy of the same protections as everyone else.

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Ending ‘bailouts’ for insurers could cost millions their health coverage

For President Trump, they are bailouts for insurers. For millions of Americans, they are a lifeline to affordable health care coverage. Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies are once again at the center of the battle for Obamacare’s future.

Source: Ending ‘bailouts’ for insurers could cost millions their health coverage