Hits & Misses – 2009/08/28

News from "the envy of the world": bed shortage forces 4,000 mothers to give birth in lifts, offices and hospital toilets.

$9 trillion in new borrowing over the next decade: but even this forecast may be optimistic.

Health bill: Illegal immigrants would be mandated to have health insurance but would be ineligible to receive subsidies.

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  1. Joe S. says:

    Illegal immigrant point is interesting, especially since the White House has been saying that these bills won’t involve insuring noncitizens.

  2. Neil H. says:

    I think the $9 trillion is optimistic.

  3. Vicki says:

    I’m glad I’m not having a baby in the envy-of-the-world health care system.

  4. John Goodman says:

    Here is a response to Paul Krugman on why the $9 trillion is very bad: http://www.econbrowser.com/archives/2009/08/9_trillion_what.html

  5. Nancy says:

    I second Vicki’s comment.