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Ezra Klein Archive: Health Reform For Beginners

Back to basics

Don't worry. This post isn't going to be a long, or even a short, explication of the health-care bill. It's just going to link to my colleague Alec MacGillis's short explanation of the health-care bill. I'm reminded to do this...

By Ezra Klein  |  January 7, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Health Reform For Beginners  
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Explaining the excise tax: part 2

Sigh. On the same day I publish my long explanation of the excise tax, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities publishes their even longer explanation of the excise tax. You just can't win against these wonks. But their report...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 20, 2009; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Health Economics , Health Reform , Health Reform For Beginners  
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Explaining the excise tax

If a new tax is passed and no one actually pays it, can it fund health-care reform? It sounds like a zen koan for public policy students. But the Senate Finance Committee is banking on it. That is, in short,...

By Ezra Klein  |  October 20, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Health Economics , Health Reform For Beginners  
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Profit and the Insurance Industry

Marcy Wheeler wonders why I don't talk more about insurance industry profits and the costs they impose on the system. So let me show my work on that at a little more length. There are two basic ways that...

By Ezra Klein  |  September 9, 2009; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Health Reform , Health Reform For Beginners  
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Eight Questions About Health-Care Reform

Ceci Connolly and Alec McGillis have an article outlining eight common questions about health-care reform. Importantly, they also provide the answers. It's the sort of article that people sometimes say the media don't publish, but the actual problem is that...

By Ezra Klein  |  September 8, 2009; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Health Reform , Health Reform For Beginners  
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Administrative Costs in Health Care: A Primer

I actually started looking into administrative costs a few weeks ago. But then, as if to prove the prescience of my research, Paul Krugman, Greg Mankiw, Tyler Cowen and a handful of others began arguing about the subject. And I'm...

By Ezra Klein  |  July 7, 2009; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Health Reform , Health Reform For Beginners  
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