Wellmark in Iowa has a great example of the benefit changes of the ACA and their costs: Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield is sending letters this week telling about 30,000 customers it plans to raise their premiums by 38 percent to 43 percent next year…. She said about 10 percentage points of the increase […]
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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Guest post by commenter PRESCOTT CACTUS. He’ll be around in comments to answer questions about his experience as a hospice volunteer. I just got my 10 year pin for volunteering with a hospice organization. I’d like to share some of my experiences and if you have any questions please free to ask. I started being […]
FIFA/IFAB is issuing a new set of rewritten rules for soccer with significant new interpretations effective this summer. Most of them make a good deal of sense but there are two rules that independently make sense but are in conflict with each other when we consider the trend in rule and interpretation changes over the […]
There were a couple of questions about the court case from yesterday that said the Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies are not funded in PPACA. I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on this blog, so here are some smart lawyers. Nicholas Bagley has a long run down but the highlight is here: […]
The fact that United Healthcare was pulling out of most states on the individual market was a sign that the Exchanges and thus Obamacare (let’s forget about the very successful Medicaid expansion for a moment) were doomed. There would be no competition and no one could make money on the exchanges. Doom I tell you, […]