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 […]
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.
Entries by David Anderson
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a nice deep dive into the financial implications of the ACA for hospitals. As expected, more people with insurance means less bad debt and less charity care. One of the promises made by the Affordable Care Act appears to be coming true: U.S. hospitals spent less on charity care for […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]