Entries by David Anderson

KISS in New York

Charles Gaba passed along an interesting tidbit from the New York State ACA enrollment report: As of January 31, 2016, 63 percent of consumers enrolled in standard QHP plans, and 37 percent enrolled in Non-standard QHPs, a decrease from last year when 39 percent enrolled in Non-standard QHPs. The standard plan in New York is […]

Expelliarmus

An interesting study suggests that reading Harry Potter increases the probability and intensity of anti-Trump political sentiment: Mutz polled a nationally representative sample of 1,142 Americans in 2014, and again in 2016, asking about their Harry Potter consumption, their attitudes on issues such as waterboarding, the death penalty, the treatment of Muslims and gays, and […]

Cost versus usage controls

Higher prices, not so much use of services, driving health care cost growth. #BTN2017 https://t.co/5fs4iOBmNX pic.twitter.com/0BjbxlhB1m — PwC Health (@PwCHealth) August 8, 2016 The graph shows that the big cost problem in US healthcare is not the number of units of service used but the price per unit of service. I only have a couple […]

Why would Trump go?

The post-convention Dump Trump movement among Republican operatives and strategerists is growing and getting louder. Politico has the scoop: Republican insiders in key battleground states have a message for The Donald: Get out. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 11 swing states. The majority of GOP […]