Entries by David Anderson

Risikoflotte and drug pricing

The non-profit medical supply producing entity that hospitals and other purchasing bodies have set up is starting to ramp up initial production. I’m thrilled to announce that Civica will partner with Xellia Pharmaceuticals to supply Vancomycin and Daptomycin, important and often life-saving antibiotics that have been in short supply in U.S. hospitals. Civica, and our […]

Reducing enrollment frictions in Maryland

Maryland is making a big push to increase health insurance coverage in the state.  There is a recently signed bill that dramatically lowers the friction to enroll.  Stan Dorn, one of the architects of the policy proposal, has more at Health Affairs:  the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program (MEEHP)….represents the country’s first attempt to use income […]

Registration tables vs. Mortality tables

American politics right now is basically a race of the registration tables against the mortality  tables. Charles Franklin has a great graph on Twitter looking at mid-term voter participation rates by age for 2010, 2014, and 2018. There are a few take-aways here. First, the probability of voting by age pretty steadily increases as cohorts […]