Entries by David Anderson

Laugh at the short fingered grifter

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 […]

Good news everybody

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. […]

Reworking HSA rules

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 […]