There are two recent health policy articles by interested lay expertise sites that have me scratching my head. In Vox’s case, I am seeing a conclusion without context. For 538, I can not figure out the model that leads to a core assumption. These sites’ jobs are to inform the public and in these cases […]
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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The @AmerAcadPeds isn't recommending the nasal flu vaccine for kids this year. https://t.co/t6cU1TQqcB Subscribe: https://t.co/qd2x1Xgt5l — STAT (@statnews) September 6, 2016 The flu spray was barely more effective than a placebo in preventing flu infections in the past couple of years. Flu shots are the way to go. This will have a few policy implications. […]
Kevin Drum flagged a good Wall Street Journal article on how low interest rates will probably lead to higher medical malpractice insurance premiums. Over the past year, several major insurers have notified tens of thousands of people of higher costs to keep their policies in force, with increases ranging from midsingle-digit percentages to more than […]
Later on today, I’m meeting up with two referees to go to Middle of Nowhere State College for a soccer game tonight. One of my colleagues is a public policy post-doc at the local policy school and the other is a business prof focusing on economic development issues. I work with this crew once or […]
I’m still trying to get my head around the Colorado Care single payer initiative. One of the big questions is how would it be financed and a subquestion is how would the 1332 Wyden State Innovation Waiver apply as well as how 1115 Medicaid waivers would move funds. Yes, your eyes should glaze over here […]