Healthcare.gov is still scheduled to stop accepting open enrollment tomorrow at midnight. There has been no early word yet about waiting in line extensions. There is no word on identification problems caused by credit report freeze extensions yet. We need to assume that Healthcare.gov will stop accepting completed applications in thirty four hours. So for […]
About David Anderson
I’m a research associate at Duke University Margolis Center. I used to be Richard Mayhew, a mid-level bureaucrat at UPMC Health Plan. I started writing here and have not found a reason to stop.
Entries by David Anderson
Researchers at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality updated the the spending distribution graph by population percentile using 2015 data. The findings are always important even though the general thrust is the same from previous updates. Most people barely touch the healthcare system: 95% of the studied population uses less than the mean healthcare […]
Collins says she needs CSRs/reinsurance to vote for tax bill. Meadows says most of the HFC would vote against spending bill including CSRs. https://t.co/5shnWesEFK — Caitlin Owens (@caitlinnowens) December 13, 2017 I am not a mathematician. However, on most days I can count to at least eleven with my shoes on. ‘ Where are the […]
Most state budgets are insensitive to where the Benchmark Silver premium is located. Politicians may prefer either a low overall premium if they are primarily concerned with the well being of non-subsidized buyers, or they may be more interested in a large spread between the Benchmark Silver and less expensive options if they are primarily […]
BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones wins election as U.S. senator from Alabama. @AP race call at 10:23 p.m. EST. #AlabamaElection #APracecall — The Associated Press (@AP) December 13, 2017 Update 1 from Japa21 Well, the good scotch is coming out. Dave +1
There is a good story to tell about using more primary care providers (PCPs). They are fairly low cost providers who can provide a lot of touches to patients with chronic conditions. These frequent, low cost touches should allow chronic conditions to be managed more effectively. The relationship and trust built will lead patients to […]
So if you are eligible, especially if you are eligible for subsidies on the Exchanges, go to Healthcare.gov or your state based marketplaces and look for coverage. Protect yourself and take advantage of incompetent sabotage to get good deals.