Thursday, February 16, 2012

"If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid."

A great post by Bob pointing out that NPR really should have sought out a consultation on this one.


  1. all of this hoopla over this issue only confirms my beliefs that UHC is the way to go.

  2. If that's the case, CC, what would you need to see to disconfirm your belief?

  3. NPR actually aired a story about the cost on the day that Bob wrote his piece.

    I'm way late on this, but the conclusion I came to (taken from my post on Bob's blog):

    Ultimately, the question seems to boil down to employers (and / or insurers) being asked to pay more money, and the current system not allowing enough separation between the employer and the policy details for that to be uncontroversial. If there was enough separation, then we would be able to more clearly see the economic aspects.


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