Unsurprisingly, Medicaid helps people.

Some conservatives have long argued that Medicaid doesn’t actually help people—that private charity is sufficient and, anyway, most doctors don’t accept Medicaid. Many others, of course, argue that privacy charity is far from sufficient, and people fare much worse without health insurance. Oregon accidentally provided the first test of this with a control group, for […]

Links for September 27th

Bloomberg: Obama Lawyers Signal Likely Supreme Court Appeal on Health CareThe White House wants to end the federal appeals court rulings on the president's health care reform, and for the Supreme Court to take up the case. That's likely to bring a decision in June, in the middle of the presidential campaign. "President Barack Obama […]

Links for September 23rd

FlowingData: Watch the Growth of Walmart and Sam’s Club Across AmericaThis is an interesting visualization, but the data that it shows is no less interesting. Slate Magazine: Rick Perry’s Christian Israel policy is a gift to Islamic extremistsQuoth Rick Perry: "Both as an American and as a Christian, I am going to stand with Israel." […]

Links for September 9th

Washington Post: Poll Finds Public Wary on Tax CutThe A1 headline in the Washington Post on the morning of September 11, 2001 was for this prescient story: "A majority of Americans say they are prepared to roll back President Bush's $1.35 trillion tax cut to help deal with the shrinking federal budget surplus and say […]