Megan notes that the president has "downgraded" the number of uninsured Americans to 30 million -- most likely because the more commonly used statistic (45 million) includes immigrants, who will not have access to public insurance under the new plan.
Depending on how you look at it, the real number of uninsured is probably even lower than 30 million, since many of the uninsured are either eligible for some kind of public health insurance or wealthy enough to purchase coverage on their own.
Is preventive care worth the cost? - And here is yet another paper suggesting that medical care, or at least some forms of it, has relatively low marginal value. The subtitle of this one is...
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