Entries by Richard Mayhew

Yelling at assistant referees

538 has a good piece on the implicit bias referees have when they get yelled at in NFL games: a sideline bias in the NFL is real, and it’s spectacular. To prove it, we looked at the rates at which refs call the NFL’s most severe penalties, including defensive pass interference, aggressive infractions like personal […]

1332 juiced up

Margot Sanger-Katz from the NY Times flags an interesting pre King vs. Burwell Republican plan that is actually interesting in a non-sarcastic manner. The Cassidy Obamacare “replace” plan is interesting: Keeps most of Obamacare, but devolves indiv. market to states. https://t.co/C55kRF0akW — Margot Sanger-Katz (@sangerkatz) January 17, 2017 Let’s look at it with the 53 […]

Fee Schedule

The Society of Actuaries commissioned Milliman to do a great review of the different payment methodologies and their risk profiles for a wide variety of stakeholders in 2015.  It is a great read (for the right definition of a great read).  One of the things that I want to pull out is the chart below. […]

Incentives matter

“If Obamacare is working for you, we want to hear you say that, too.” – NC Republican @RepRichHudson, after 12,000-strong telephone townhall https://t.co/FTv2P6Lker — (((r subramanian)))☪ (@randomsubu) January 15, 2017   This is why we call. This is why we organize. This is why we politely but firmly get in our representatives faces. Representatives are […]