When it comes to Medicare, Harvard Professor David Cutler must go crazy remembering who he said what to in the morning and who he said how to in the afternoon. It's all about this data (explained in more detail here)
National Journal quoted Cutler on September 10 saying
“Nowhere in the campaign memo do I say that private plans are a bad idea for Medicare. Indeed, my recent JAMA paper explicitly says that such plans could be more efficient than traditional Medicare — though the case is not completely clear.”
But the Washington Post on September 13 quoted Cutler saying almost the opposite.
As NCPA and Avik Roy in Forbes have pointed out the Harvard professor is equally all twisted up i his underwear between this research, which he did for the American Medical Association (and that he cannot describe coherently) and other research he did for the Center of American Progress.
-- Dennis Byron