2 October 2012

The qu'ils-mangent-de-la-brioche approach to healthcare

The Commonwealth Fund, with the help of Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Jonathan Gruber, PhD, modeled three scenarios: if the ACA were fully implemented, if it had never been implemented at all, and if Romney's proposals were to take effect. They concluded that  "this approach to cost containment would shift the burden of growth in U.S. health care costs from the federal government to the states, to low-income families, and to Medicare beneficiaries, without addressing the underlying causes of rising costs." After Romney's 47% comment, this should come as know surprise. The Republican "plan" is to simply let costs keep rising while more and more people fall by the wayside.

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