Winners and losers in ObamaCare

Chart based on Jonathan Gruber’s calculations here, in The New Yorker.  Gruber was on PBS’s NewsHour a few days ago, opposite a cranky old man from the Heritage Foundation who seems to be offended that he gets a fat paycheck.  Transcript and much more information, here.  Video of entire segment (including report on House hearings on the “glitches”), below.

Jonathan Gruber, a professor in MIT's Department of Economics Photo: M. Scott Brauer

Jonathan Gruber, a professor in MIT’s Department of Economics Photo: M. Scott Brauer

Gruber was interviewed by economics reporter Paul Solman earlier, and that appeared on NewsHour’s blog, on October 1; that transcript is here.


6 Responses to Winners and losers in ObamaCare

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Yep, deadline extended. According to the Washington Post:

    The Obama administration said Wednesday night that it will give Americans who buy health insurance through the new online marketplaces an extra six weeks to obtain coverage before they incur a penalty.

    The announcement means that those who buy coverage through the exchange will have until March 31 to sign up for a plan, according to an official with the Department of Health and Human Services.

    More extensive article and video at the Post’s site.


  2. Ed Darrell says:

    The deadline has been extended at least a month — I thought it went to March 31 now.


  3. Mike says:

    It is private insurance with a 10K deductible but my original quote for a 5K deductible was about $170. At this time I can’t get to the market to see what I am qualified for if at all. and The deadline to choose is Dec. 31 so I hope it gets fixed.


  4. Ed Darrell says:

    Quote from the exchange? Employer sponsored insurance? Are you in the independent market? Changes in deductibles, etc.?

    Sorry to hear you’re in the 3%, if you are.


  5. Mike says:

    I just got my new insurance quote. My current premium goes from $146/mo. to $424/mo. I can’t get to the exchange to see if I can mitigate this but, this is not good. If the playing field is being leveled then we will need to be paying $5000 a year per person on health care. $1.65 trillion a year. Back of envelope 10.5% of GDP. The actual cost I seem to remember is something on the order of 17%. I guess taxes will cover the difference.


  6. […] Be sure to see what’s going on more than a year later, in the immediately previous post, “Winners and losers.” […]


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