Entries by David Anderson

Zika Cost update

Thanks to Liz Szabo for willing to chase down a number that we needed in yesterday’s Zika post: @bjdickmayhew The CDC’s Tom Frieden says lifetime costs for microcephaly could be $10 million. — Liz Szabo (@LizSzabo) May 26, 2016   From the CDC on 3/10/2016: we know the cost of caring for one infant with […]

Zika and Medicaid

I want to focus on the probable consequences of a potential Zika outbreak on Medicaid as a continuation of the discussion that Anne started last night. Zika could be a significant push to rejigger parts of the Legacy medicaid system away from state based funding to a national reinsurance model because of who has high […]