Entries by David Anderson

Doesn’t matter who staffs the bureaucracy: Safe access to abortion edition

The FDA released a new approved utilization regime for Mifepristone, a medication used to induce first trimester abortions: Mifeprex is approved, in a regimen with misoprostol, to end a pregnancy through 70 days gestation (70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period).  The approved Mifeprex dosing regimen is: On […]

Making the Red Queen work

The Red Queen Race is a race where to stay even, the participants have to run faster every moment. If one person maintains constant effort, that person falls behind compared to the other contestants. This plays out in the health policy world with revenue neutral risk adjustment. significant resources are devoted to increase the appearance […]

The inanity, it burns

Two very dumb things are making the rounds today.  The first is from Tad Devine, Sander’s campaign manager:   Tad Devine says Clinton’s lead is almost entirely from states in which Sanders did not compete: “She has emerged as a weak front runner.” — Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) March 28, 2016 This actually makes some sense […]