Must-Read: Paul Krugman: Obamacare and the Cockroaches

Must-Read: Still looking, without success, for conservatives at think tanks willing to be reality-based on health care…

Paul Krugman: Obamacare and the Cockroaches: “Zombie ideas are claims that should have been killed by evidence…

…but just keep shambling along, like the notion that vast numbers of Canadians, frustrated by socialized medicine, come to America in search of treatment…. Cockroaches are claims that disappear for a while when proved ludicrously wrong, but just keep on coming back…. The notion that Obamacare hasn’t really reduced the number of uninsured as a cockroach… [and] is back, as Charles Gaba notes. He says that Avik Roy’s latest is embarrassing, which I guess it is–but how much more embarrassed can the guy who did the totally spurious work on ‘rate shock’ get? I’d say, rather, that the latest is impressive in the way it uses multiple layers of misrepresentation to obscure what you might have thought was too obvious to deny…

Obamacare and the Cockroaches The New York Times

December 15, 2015


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