Entries by David Anderson

Cassidy-Graham requires fifty rush jobs

Margot Sanger-Katz at the New York Times has an excellent piece on the pragmatic implausibility of the Cassidy-Graham bill’s desire to let the states do everything on January 1, 2020: The challenges would fall into two major categories. First, states would need to make political choices about what they want their system to look like. […]

AHIP on kersploding markets and single payer

Adrianna MacIntyre, as usual, has a very keen insight on single payer: Functional market-based health insurance makes single-payer less likely, not more. Kersploding those insurance markets, otoh — Adrianna McIntyre (@onceuponA) September 19, 2017 AHIP, the big health insurance lobbying group released a letter regarding Cassidy-Graham-Heller-Johnson.  They aren’t fans.  Here are the last couple of […]

Keep on calling

Keep on calling. Call the Senate. Call your governor. And if you live in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, North Dakota, Montana, Louisiana, Arkansas, call your Representative in the House. The Senate plan is to jam it through with 50 votes and present the House with a take it […]

Call the Senate

Keep on banging the drum today on Cassidy-Graham. None of the 3 GOP senators who killed last Obamacare repeal effort are on board the new one, at least not yethttps://t.co/yNdOKpyQOV — Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) September 18, 2017 Reward good behavior with praise and let everyone who has not announced a firm yes that there is […]

Reinforce good behavior

For those who live in Arizona — encourage good behavior McCAIN on Graham-Cassidy: "I am not supportive of the bill yet." He emphasizes he wants regular order, says CBO non-score affects his view. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 18, 2017 And if need be, drink after you thank the very nice intern for working for […]