individual mandate

Medicare’s Demise is Not Imminent, But Health Care Costs are Rising Unsustainably

June 6, 2018

The trustees of the Medicare and Social Security trust funds released their annual report and the news was not good because shortfalls will come in eight years. However, it can be fixed because the main problem is uncontrolled healthcare cost increases, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

GOP Tax Plan Would Scrap ‘Individual Mandate’ and Raise Premiums

November 16, 2017

Senate Republicans’ tax reform proposal and their plans to repeal the individual mandate are the “same sort of cynicism,” says economist Dean Baker