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June 12, 2013 10:57 AM Wisconsin’s Medicaid Experiment

We’ve all heard about Oregon’s Medicaid experiment, but there was another one recently that deserves a bit of attention too: Wisconsin’s.Unlike Oregon, Wisconsin did not randomize people into eligibility for Medicaid. But it did do something that makes it a...

By Austin Frakt

July 16, 2012 11:06 AM Scott Walker's Affordable Care Act Op-Ed and Lazy Mendacity

Politicians spin. They tell the best version of the story they can. That’s pretty normal, and reasonably healthy. What we’ve been seeing lately from many Republicans, however, is a sort of casual, sloppy dishonesty that just seems indifferent to, well,...

By Jonathan Bernstein

June 08, 2012 10:19 AM Interpreting a Before-After Change as a Causal Effect: Campaign Spending and the Wisconsin Election

John quotes Seth Masket’s claim that it didn’t matter that the Republican outspent the Democrat by 7-1 in the recent governor recall election in Wisconsin. Masket writes: Walker and Barrett faced each other less than two years ago. Walker beat...

By Andrew Gelman

June 06, 2012 12:10 PM A Perfect Recipe For Spin

Over at Post Partisan, I argue that Wisconsin -- assuming the state senate result holds up and Democrats have gained a majority there -- is a mixed result. That's not what you're going to get from the coverage, however, which...

By Jonathan Bernstein

June 01, 2012 12:51 PM Could Campaign Cash Help Tom Barrett?

In the new Marquette Law School poll, there is this finding regarding the gubernatorial recall election: Walker holds a 51 percent favorable to 46 percent unfavorable image among voters, with just 3 percent unable to give an opinion. Walker’s job...

By John Sides