This is a non-ironic tweet from last night: @bjdickmayhew fun with the AV calculator — rebeccastob (@rebeccastob) April 14, 2016 I spent some time last night playing the the actuarial value calculator and found a corner case that has significant negative public policy problems and a probable flaw in the CMS model. This is a […]
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.
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This is a follow-up from this morning’s post on cost sharing. I was curious what it would take to create a 70% actuarial value plan where there was only one form of cost sharing and no frills to it. I used the 2016 CMS AV Calculator for Exchange as my tool. You can play with […]
The Kaiser Family Foundation has put out a report NEW: Workers’ out-of-pocket costs increasing faster than costs paid by insurers for job-based #healthinsurance https://t.co/2lIA4UviQi — Kaiser Family Found (@KaiserFamFound) April 14, 2016 This looks like a crisis as deductibles have more than doubled. However percentages can be funny things, and thankfully the source data […]
Healthcare.gov and the Health and Human Service (HHS) research group ASPE just released a summary of the shopping tendencies during the 2016 Open Enrollment Period for Healthcare.gov states. There are lots of very interesting nuggets in it, but one table leaped out at me as it plays to my hobby horse of churn analysis: How […]
This is probably the worst foul I’ve seen at the high school level in years: It is also a horrendous example of refereeing as there was no red card issued. Here is a local news report with some relevant details before we look at the refereeing failures. Trojans’ 4-1 girls’ soccer loss at Pinecrest on […]