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This is What a Positive Policy Intervention Looks Like

New data released yesterday from the U.S. Census Bureau on health insurance coverage in the United States:

Health Care Uninsured, 2008 to 2015, Source: U.S. Census Bureau

18,297,000 more Americans had health insurance in 2015 (the most recent year for which data is available) than in 2013.

The Republican Party believes this change is an evil that must be reversed.

One thought on “This is What a Positive Policy Intervention Looks Like”

  1. J Clifford says:

    Let’s acknowledge, though, that the simple measure of having health insurance or not having health insurance is not the only metric worth tracking. The quality of health insurance we have matters. I’ve got health insurance, but it’s really crappy health insurance that covers very little.

    Furthermore, the influence of health insurance companies over medicine, controlling what medications are prescribed, often according to costs rather than patient benefit, is worth considering.

    What I’d like to see is a health care system in which we have universal coverage, not mediated by insurance companies. In my opinion, America needs to go in the exact opposite direction that the Republican Party wants to take us, and far beyond what conventional Democrats are willing to endorse.

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