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 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 August 25th

Bloomberg: Climate-Change Scientist Cleared in Closing of U.S. Data-Altering InquiryThe National Science Foundation has completed its inquiry into UVA/Penn State climatologist Michael Mann. They have entirely exonerated him, finding no evidence of any wrongdoing whatsoever. That's the same result as Penn State's investigation, the NOAA's inspector general's investigation (which was done at the request of […]