Finally, the evidence is in. Obamacare is significantly hurting a segment of the US economy. From Bloomberg: Early evidence suggests that the Affordable Care Act is working — at least in one important respect, according to researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Analysts Nicole Dussault, Maxim Pinkovskiy, and Basit Zafar state that the […]
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 going to be a very geeky post building on a few previous Exchange risk adjustment and strategy posts. The trend on Exchange is for low cost insurers with either Medicaid plus rates or Medicare-like rates to dominate the membership, and more importantly, dominate the healthy membership counts. The question is how do […]
Following up on Tom’s post this morning, I want to say a couple of words about the Sanders’ campaign. Losing sucks. I’ve been lucky in that the last two contested Presidential primaries, my preferred candidate won. In 2008, I was basically happy with either Clinton or Obama but finally went Obama about a month before […]
JAMA** had a short letter on the problems of identifying high utilizers based solely on hospital owned data: Of 45 861 individuals with more than 5 emergency department visits to Maryland hospitals in 2014, 8438 (18.4%) visited more than 3 hospitals, 8905 (19.4%) visited 3 hospitals, 14 627 (31.9%) visited 2 hospitals, and 13 891 […]
As I was watching Nominee Presumptive Clinton speak tonight, I thought about my daughter asleep upstairs, and I also thought about a post I wrote last summer on the day that same sex marriage was declared constitutional. I want to repurpose a chunk of that post tonight: I don’t know much about how my kids […]