Yesterday I posed on how total medical spending has been coming in consistently under 2010 (pre and post-ACA signing) CBO projections. That is a big deal as we have a long run healthcare cost problem on the federal fiscal level. What is causing the shift? Some of it is the economy. Some of it is […]
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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 the most recent FEC filing by the Trump scampaign: Trump campaign expenses in May, per @FEC report:Hats: $208kOnline advertising: $115kData management: $48kCommunications consulting: $38k — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 21, 2016 So let’s not fuck this up. Open thread Update 1 Trump has less cash on hand than the former majority […]
National healthcare spending is significantly (~10%) below 2010 projections: Just out: @urbaninstitute/@RWJF, MT: “US on track to spend $2.6 trillion less 2014-2019 vs. projections from ACA.” pic.twitter.com/zFAvPpr6oY — Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) June 20, 2016 And people are less stressed about being able to pay for a medical bill: Fewer Americans having trouble paying for care. […]
The New York Times’ Reed Abelson has a great piece about Oscar Health’s trouble turning a profit. As you know, I’ve been skeptical about Oscar as I can’t figure out their business model besides build a cool app and then profit??? Let me pull out a couple of quotes from the Times article: Oscar is […]
Last December, I argued that deductibles are the preferred means of cost sharing for a given actuarial value if we are seeking to minimize the total amount spent by a chronically ill individual: Deductible plans favor the sickest people as the low utilizers pay for almost all of their care via deductible cash. That means […]