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Hoisted from Comments: DeLong Smackdown Watch: Health Care Affordability Edition

Mike the Mad Biologist:

"That the insurance market reforms will work--that the exchanges will function as, effectively, one large benefits department for those who do not work for large bureaucracies, and deliver high-quality insurance options at an affordable price…. The preliminary evidence from RomneyCare in Massachusetts on (3) through (6) is very hopeful--but the dive was less difficult in Massachusetts, and the success of RomneyCare in Massachusetts is only preliminary."

I guess 'views differ' on what affordable means: http://mikethemadbiologist.com/2010/01/12/affordable_i_do_not_think_that/

It beats the alternative, but that's damning with faint praise.

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