Uncertainty and Health Insurance Reform
takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Republicans love to kvetch about “uncertainty” – employers’ uncertainty about the economy, for instance. On his blog recently, Paul Krugman took apart a research paper purportedly showing that “policy uncertainty” is restraining the economy. And House Speaker John Boehner has claimed that uncertainty over the future of the Bush tax cuts is hurting business. About the only “uncertainty” they don’t talk about is the status of health care reform. That’s because this particular uncertainty was entirely manufactured by Republicans – who began plotting to undo the Affordable Care Act by re-legislating it in the courts before the ink was dry on Mr. Obama’s signature.