The future of Medicare
November 16, 2016 1 Comment
Paul Ryan wants to dismantle Medicare. Ian Milhiser explains why that’s such a bad idea, but it’s pretty well captured in this single chart:
But hey, private is better! Even it ends up in basically wasting $6000. Then again, the $6ooo per person will go to making health insurance executives richer, so that’s surely a good trade.
Also, a nice chart from Krugman on the relative efficiency of Medicare:
When it comes to Medicare privatization it’s hard to get any more stupid about policy in the service of ideology.