Emeritus Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"Obamacare means a huge improvement in the quality of life for tens of millions of Americans – not just better care, but greater financial security. And even those who were already insured have gained both security and freedom, because they now have a guarantee of coverage if they lose or change jobs.
What about the costs? Here, too, the news is better than anyone expected. In 2014, premiums on the insurance policies offered through the Obamacare exchanges were well below those originally projected by the Congressional Budget Office, and the available data indicates a mix of modest increases and actual reductions for 2015 – which is very good in a sector where premiums normally increase five percent or more each year. More broadly, overall health spending has slowed substantially, with the cost-control features of the ACA probably deserving some of the credit."
"In Defense of Obama," Rolling Stone, Oct. 8, 2014
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to health care and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Emeritus Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2015-present
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), 2015-present
Core Faculty, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, CUNY, 2015-present
Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times, 1999-present
Senior Scholar, LIS Cross-National Data Center, Luxembourg
Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2000-2015
Centenary Professor, London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1979-2012
Recipient, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2008
Former Ford International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Former Professor, Yale University and Stanford University
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), 1992
Staff Member, Council of Economic Advisers, Reagan White House, 1982-1983
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1977
BA, summa cum laude, Economics, Yale University, 1974