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Ezra Klein: October 25, 2009 - October 31, 2009

Tab dump

1) The New Republic and guilt by association. 2) Marty Peretz apologizes to Matt Yglesias. 3) "Great beer and great wine are on the same team." 4) "We find no clear relation between income inequality and class-based voting." Recipe of...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Scoring Wyden's modified 'Free Choice' amendments

Jon Cohn reports that Ron Wyden has gotten a CBO score (pdf) for a heavily modified -- and compromised -- version of his Free Choice Act. The amendment would no longer open the exchanges to everyone. Now, it would simply...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Why America 'cares' less about cost control than other countries

Tyler Cowen wonders why other countries care more about cost control in health care. The answer, in part, is that health care is on the budget in other countries, while that's not nearly as true here. That, arguably, leaves you...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Health of Nations  
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Joe Lieberman in 1994: 'The abuse of the filibuster [is] bipartisan and so its demise should be bipartisan as well'

This is a helluva catch by Sam Stein: "[People] are fed up -- frustrated and fed up and angry about the way in which our government does not work, about the way in which we come down here and...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Senate  
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The Californiafication of America

Rich Yeselson is annoyed by Bill Galston's contention that Barack Obama should listen to the concerns of the electorate and begin rapidly slicing the deficit down. Count me with Yeselson on this one: Pollsters generally believe that deficit anxiety is...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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The many lives of the public option

Nate Silver marvels that the public option isn't dead yet, and lists the five surprises that have brought us to this point. I'm a bit less confident than he is that the option isn't, for all intensive purposes, dead....

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Health Reform  
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Important young person news!

Congrats to the New York Times trendspotting team, which has recently learned that young people occasionally go on dates to hip, trendy gastropubs as opposed to pricey, fussy French restaurants. Reporting! Update: That said, I would like to know what...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Will the public plan have higher premiums than private insurance?

I've been saying that a public option with negotiated rates probably won't post much of a price advantage against private insurers. But according to the Congressional Budget Office (pdf), that's an overoptimistic take. The public option's premiums, they say, will...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Health Reform  
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Fall back (to bartering)

What did the financial crises of 1873, 1907, 1929, 1987, and 2008 all have in common? As Catherine Rampell notes, they all happened in the fall. The explanation of yore held that the fall coincided with an inauspicious period in...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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The kingdom of Goldman and Morgan

Steve Pearlstein tells Wall Street a bedtime story....

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The beginning of a Republican split?

Two outcomes seem possible from the mess in New York's 23rd District, where the Republican Party picked a relative moderate, and conservatives -- including Republican Party elders like Dick Cheney -- have rallied around an independent with more comfortably neanderthalic...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 30, 2009; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Tab dump

1) A pessimistic look at the details of the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill. 2) A somewhat more optimistic look at the politics of the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill. 3) "Claiming that the president was preying on the public's fear of contracting a...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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CBO scores the House bill

According to the budget wonks, the House's health-care reform bill costs a bit less than $900 billion, cuts the deficit by more than $100 billion, and covers 96 percent of legal residents by 2019. Not too shabby. Full analysis here...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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An interview with Rep. George Miller

Rep. George Miller is chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, which was one of the three committees that reported out a health-care reform bill. As such, he was one of the key players in merging the three...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Health Reform , Interviews  
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Reid: 'Obama [has] faced twice as many filibusters of his nominees in his first four months as President Bush faced in his first four years'

Harry Reid takes aim at Republicans for blocking so many of Barack Obama's nominees: Right now we have no permanent Surgeon General in place. And the reason is as simple as it is mind-boggling: Republicans in the Senate refuse to...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Communism is rice, but dictatorship is caviar

From an interview with Barbara Demwick, author of the new book “Nothing to Envy,” a look at everyday life in North Korea. It was Kim Il Sung who used to say, “Communism is rice,” meaning the system would succeed by...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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John Dingell: 'This is as good as can be done now'

There is no politician alive today who has worked as long, or as hard, on health-care reform as Rep. John Dingell Jr. Sometimes called the "Dean of the House," the 83-year-old Dingell occupies the seat his father once held....

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Health Reform , Interviews  
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Chat transcript

Seattle: So what exactly did the House put out this morning? Is it the Robust opt-out Public Option that Sen. Reid talked about? Ezra Klein: No. So to do a bit on defining terms here: Robust refers to a public...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Good news for people who like good news

"Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Quarterly GDP." "Sigh. Quarterly GDP who?" "Quarterly GDP growth, yo! I'm back!"...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Live in Washington? Want to be on reality TV?

From the inbox: For Immediate Release: “Are you and your friends proof that DC is the hip, hot place to be right now? If you hit The Hill hard during the day and the bars harder at night -- we...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Will any states actually opt out of the public plan?

Andrew Sullivan takes a look at what will happen if the Senate actually does pass an opt-out plan and sees disaster on the horizon for the Republicans. "Imagine Republicans in state legislatures having to argue and posture against an affordable...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Health Reform  
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The prisoner's dilemma and the financial crisis

I'm a bit late on John Cassidy's thoughtful overview of the financial crisis, but it echoes Henry Blodget's take, not to mention my own: Imagine that you and another armed man have been arrested and charged with jointly carrying out...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Early word on the House health-care bill

The House health-care reform bill is out, or at least the text (pdf) of it is. I don't want to say too much that's definitive until I see the CBO score, but all early reports are that it covers more...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The law of unintended juxtapositions

From the introduction to SuperFreakonomics: One of the most powerful laws in the universe is the law of unintended consequences. From Steven Levitt's recent appearance on the Diane Rehm show: Of course, ocean acidification is an import issue. Now, there...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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How the House health-care bill saves money

Shailagh Murray reports: A previous version of the House bill carried an estimated cost of $1.04 trillion over 10 years, but House negotiators were able to lower the price tag in part by expanding Medicaid coverage to a broader slice...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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George Soros to pump $50 million into countering "free-market zealotry"

This will be interesting: [F]inancier George Soros is announcing a $50 million effort to speed things along. This week Soros is gathering some of the leading practitioners of the market-skeptic school, who were marginalized during the era of "free-market fundamentalism,"...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 29, 2009; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Moving day

In the past, when I've written that headline, it's meant I'm moving blogs. Today, however, I'm moving homes. As I've been doing for the better part of a week now (nothing makes you less excited about moving than, well, moving)....

By Ezra Klein  |  October 28, 2009; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Expansion team

For all that I'm pretty pessimistic on the chances of the public option to trigger much in the way of reform, I think it's important to get it in the bill because getting it in the bill is the first...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Newshouring

I'll be on Newshour tonight talking public option compromises with Jim Lehrer and the gang....

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Comparing the House and Senate subsidies

Some plucky staffers in Rep. Jim Cooper's office (D-Tenn.) have been spending a few long nights huddled before Microsoft Excel, but the result is an uncommonly clear look at the way the House and Senate finance bills help the working...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs , Health Reform  
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Will Joe Lieberman filibuster?

I don't know why I don't take Joe Lieberman's threat to filibuster health-care reform more seriously, but I just don't. Take what Lieberman told reporters today: I told Senator Reid that I'm strongly inclined -- I haven't totally decided, but...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Restaurant crushes

I feel this way about Komi: Ever since my inaugural trip to Zuni Cafe in San Francisco with my sister last month, I've been showing all the signs of a borderline-creepy unrequited crush on the restaurant. Whatever you tell me,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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The public option is not the Medicare option

TPMDC's Brian Beutler asked Sen. Chuck Schumer whether the Democrats were right to brand the public option as separate and apart from Medicare. "Yes, definitely," Schumer replied. "In America, people like choices." I've been thinking a bit about this as...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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The Sarah Palin soap opera continues

"I just get naked," says Levi Johnston, who's about to pose for Playgirl. "That's what I do."...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Lunch break

Christopher Walken teaches you how to make chicken with pears:...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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What kind of market is health care?

Toward the end of their panel, Jon Kingsdale asked a pretty good question of Kaiser Permanente Chief Executive George Halvorson. "Why," he asked, "haven't you guys taken over the market?" After all, Kaiser's model is more efficient than most insurers,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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It's the prices, stupid

Kaiser Permanente CEO George Halvorson: The point is that CT scans in this country cost a multiple of what everyone else pays. It costs a few hundred dollars in Europe and over $1,500 here. You can't find a place in...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Book titles

"My first book was called 'Health Care Reform Now!' " says George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente. "My last book was called 'Health Care Won't Reform Itself.' My next book will be called 'Fix It Again!' "...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Sneaky cost containment

Jon Kingsdale, director of the Massachusetts health insurance exchange, begins by saying, "I'm not so much of a policy wonk. I'm more of an administrator." And he's got an administrator's practical insights: If you're going to do health-care cost containment,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Ron Wyden: 'There is an exchange that works.'

Sen. Ron Wyden got one of the morning's harder questions: "Has anyone given any thought to how these exchanges will work?" He seemed pretty confident, though. There is an exchange that works. There is a way to run an exchange...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Can you reform the health-care system if you can't change it?

The exchanges are closed to 90 percent of the population for the same reason that the public option is weakened and limited only to the exchanges, and even then, limited to the states that want to offer it, at least...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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A morning with Jonathan Cohn

I'll be spending my morning at this fine event, hosted by this fine guy. Hopefully, I'll be blogging from it, but that's dependent on the wireless situation. If I lapse into silence, blame Jonathan Cohn. It's about time he got...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 27, 2009; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Tab dump

1) Myths of murder and multiple regression: A critique of the original Freakonomics. 2) If you build a coverage mandate, will people use it? 3) Behind the public option: The subsidies fight. 4) Damon Linker angrily misreads an old post...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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An interview with Sen. Sherrod Brown: 'Reid listened to his senators'

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has been one of the Senate's leaders on the public option. His strategy, in large part, has been to emphasize how many Democrats support the idea, in comparison to the few that oppose it. Today,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Health Reform , Interviews  
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Baucus on the public option

It almost sounds like he's taking credit for it: It is time to make our system work better for patients and providers, for small-business owners and for our economy. It is time for health-care reform. For more than a year,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Reid: 'We hope that Olympia will come back'

From Reid's news conference this afternoon: QUESTION: Senator, can you talk about your thinking in terms of why you went with the opt-out, as opposed to the trigger option, which we know is something you considered? REID: I think it's...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The conservative public option

Was out of the office for a few hours at C-SPAN world headquarters, but early reports were accurate and Sen. Reid will include a national public option that states could choose to offer to their residents -- or not! --...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Who needs bipartisanship?

It's important, as a practical matter, to secure the 60 votes necessary to break the filibuster. But it's not necessarily important to have one or two of those votes be Republicans. As Matt Yglesias writes, no one thinks the stimulus...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Reid to announce a public option?

At 3:15 p.m. today, Harry Reid will hold a news conference explaining what's in the Senate bill. Expectations are that he's going to announce the inclusion of a national public option that states can reject if they choose. Politico...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Freakostatistics

I'm heading over to C-SPAN world headquarters later today to do a Book TV interview with Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, the co-authors of "Super Freakonomics." As such, I've been reading up on the controversies not only around this book,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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The end of the old boys golf club

Last week, MSNBC's Savanna Guthrie asked President Obama why no women had been invited to play basketball at the White House. "Some people," she said, might see hints of the "old boys club" at work. Obama was not pleased....

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Does China care about climate change?

Steve Mufson thinks they do: For China, the challenge is immense. On average, a Chinese person emits one-fifth as much greenhouse gas as an American; an overwhelming majority of Chinese do not own cars; and half the population in China...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Climate Change  
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The Massachusetts reforms are working

As Paul Krugman notes, the Massachusetts reforms are working pretty well. Not perfectly, and it's a good thing indeed that the plans Congress is considering go quite a bit further than anything attempted by Massachusetts, but the Bay State has...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Congress tiring of reading the White House's tea leaves on the public option

I like these little morning wrap-ups from Politico's Pulse: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to send several versions of a bill to CBO today and is expected to present them to his caucus tomorrow. Reid knows what he’d...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 26, 2009; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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