Joe and I discuss the passage of health care reform, how the bill works, what the future may hold, and the underlying philosophic divisions the debate unearthed.
References for this podcast:
- Wikipedia entry for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and two quick-and-dirty overviews of the bill from Examiner.com and CBSNews.com.
- Ezra Klein and Paul Ryan’s back and forth over the cost of the bill and the CBO score. More from Klein here. A Planet Money podcast on the excise tax here.
- Ezra Klein and Matthew Yglesias on where our health care system will evolve from here. Ross Douthat with a more pessimistic take. Plus, our podcast on the Wyden-Bennett bill, and the European country our system may wind up resembling the most.
- My blog post, and its sequel, on the consequences of the Republican political strategy vis-a-vis health care reform.
- Ross Douthat on conservative alternatives to the bill here and here. Yuval Levin chimes in here.
- Polls on Obama, the health care legislation, and the parties. Nate Silver’s take here.
Music used in this podcast:
- Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping,” from their album Tubthumper. Natch.
*CORRECTION – At the 9:24 mark, when discussing the “Cadillac” health plans, Joe says “when the tax plans reach…” he meant to say when the “health care plans reach…”