A recent article by Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle in the Denver Post claims that ColoradoCare will fail due to its egregious costs. She declares it will only bankrupt the state and in the end make healthcare worse for everyone. McArdle’s only evidence is a “nonpartisan” study released by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) that states Colorado’s…

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In his latest, Jonathan Cohn praises single payer in other countries for producing “terrific results — providing everybody with comprehensive insurance for far less money than the U.S. currently pays” – and then pulls a Donald Trump, basically saying “but it’s just not for us”. While his piece manages to revisit almost every single payer…

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Vox just released an “excellent tax calculator” that, in its headline’s promise, “Tells You How Each Presidential Candidate’s Tax Plan Affects You.” In reality, it calculates an individual’s tax burden in a vacuum, without taking into account the savings on private healthcare premiums and other costs. This is a right-wing tactic meant to undermine support…

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Washington Post blogger Max Ehrenfreund’s piece “Study: Bernie Sanders’s health plan is actually kind of a train wreck for the poor” is the latest to rely on economist Kenneth Thorpe’s debunked analysis of the Sanders’s single payer plan. In “train wreck”, Ehrenfreund uses Thorpe’s data to conclude that single payer under Sanders would leave millions…

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