Entries by David Anderson

SATSQ: Conservative wonk edition

Via Vox, an answer to stupid or evil: This revisionism, according to Roy, points to a much bigger conservative delusion: They cannot admit that their party’s voters are motivated far more by white identity politics than by conservative ideals. “Conservative intellectuals, and conservative politicians, have been in kind of a bubble,” Roy says. “We’ve had […]

Market Segmentation for providers

As part of a very interesting discussion on the underlying ethics of the American health insurance direction, there was an interesting set of tweets that I want to explore some more here: @MDaware @ddiamond @uereinhardt and the same payer — Richard Mayhew (@bjdickmayhew) July 23, 2016 From a provider point of view, the fragmented payer […]

One done, four to go

Let the triaging begin! Via The Hill: Two prominent groups that back Republican candidates are scrapping millions of dollars in advertisements aimed at bolstering vulnerable Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in the fall, as polls show him trailing former Sen. Russ Feingold (D). The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has pushed back reservations for pro-Johnson advertisements. […]

Improving Meaningful difference

Jed Graham raises a good point at IBD on the problems of medicaid managed care providers spamming the exchanges in Mississippi: A closer look at Centene’s much-heralded success reveals that competition between insurers on the ObamaCare exchanges has become toxic. Rather than being a boon to consumers looking for a good deal, competition is hurting the very […]