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The CBO and Super Silver Gapping

Kevin Drum asked for a blog post instead of a tweet storm regarding my argument that over the long run not paying the Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) subsidies is a massive liberal policy win. So here it goes. Under current law, there are two sets of subsidies. The first is Premium Tax Credits. These apply […]
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