Reforming a Broken Health Care System Is No Joke: A Response to Brad Delong’s Blog Post

September 19, 2008

In a Tax Foundation commentary released this morning, Tax Foundation Vice President for Economic Policy Robert Carroll responds to Brad Delong’s recent criticism of a Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact on Sen. McCain’s health care proposal. Delong questions that the McCain health credit could increase the number of newly insured by 15 million or more, and he says of the Tax Foundation’s piece, “I simply cannot make the math work.” (Click here to read Delong’s post, titled “This Is a Joke, Isn’t it?”)

Carroll responds and explains some of the thinking behind the McCain health credit and how this policy could have a profound effect on the number of uninsured. Click here to read Carroll’s commentary, “Reforming a Broken Health Care System Is No Joke: A Response to Brad Delong’s Blog Post,” and click here for the original Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact. “McCain’s Health Credit: The Intersection of Health Policy and Tax Policy.”


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