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Entries by Merrill Goozner from 01/2010

Myth-Making on the Misnamed Cadillac Tax

| Posted 01.08.2010 | Politics

The Senate bill taxes the old and sick stuck in high-cost plans to pay for health care reform. Defenders of the Senate's excise tax appear incapable of absorbing counterfactual information

Gruber Was Against Higher Co-Pays Before He Was For Them

| Posted 01.08.2010 | Huffington Post

MIT's Jonathan Gruber, one of the chief defenders of the 40% excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans, has come under fire from leftwing blogger...

Beyond Massachusetts

| Posted 01.20.2010 | Politics

One in six Americans at some point during this year will go without health insurance. Most of them don't need it. One in ten working Americans are without employment. Every one of them wants a job ... right now.

What Do Mass Voters Really Think About Health Care Reform?

| Posted 01.22.2010 | Politics

56% of voters called health care their top issue -- an "astonishing" level, according to Charles Krauthammer. What he forgot to tell readers is that 53% of those voters backed Martha Coakley.