Entries by David Anderson

726 Days of perspective

Yesterday, I posted something that would have been ridiculous to even think about 726 days ago. Utah, Nebraska and Idaho all voted to expand Medicaid last night. Funding Expansion via a tobacco tax in Montana is failing. The Montana legislature and governor will now need to figure out what they want to do next. The […]

Sessions is gone

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*JEFF SESSIONS HAS RESIGNED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL — Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) November 7, 2018 And just to drive the point home, as Acting Attorney General, Whitaker presumably _will_ take over supervision of Special Counsel Mueller under 28 C.F.R. part 600. https://t.co/EaGPZVaKaE — Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) November 7, 2018 The cascade continues. I’ll defer analysis to […]

Medicaid expansion and the election

Right now as I am looking for coffee, Medicaid had a pretty good night. The biggest of course is that the House flipped. Unless there is a rapid reconciliation package, Medicaid as a fundamental shared federal-statement commitment is safe for another two years. There were four Medicaid expansion referendums. Three states were voting to expand. […]

Breathe… and the House flips

BREAKING: Democrats gain control of the House, @NBCNews projects. https://t.co/Groo2ugFBx pic.twitter.com/mvoULgwkit — MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 7, 2018 Update 1 Major things that I am thinking about: subpoena power Mueller cover Medicaid is safe ACA is safe Medicaid Expansion is on track for at least another couple states

Just go vote

In eighteen hours or so, individual market health policy will be at an inflection point. Muddle on through with another two years to entrench the ACA subsidized individual market and Medicaid Expansion OR Rapidly reconciliation instructions will be drafted to gut Medicaid and the guaranteed issue requirements of the ACA to be executed in January. […]