Cost control on healthcare is often a matter of saying “No”, or at least “No, not at that price.” Michael Bertaut of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana has an excellent example of the escalating arms race to say no and then avoid the no between insurers and drug marketeers: Imagine I send you to your […]
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.
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Larry Levitt has an excellent tweet on trying to analyze Bernie Sander’s health care plan. It’s very hard to analyze Sen. Sanders’ health plan, because you have to imagine a political environment in which it could actually pass. — Larry Levitt (@larry_levitt) January 18, 2016 One of the issues that is being elided over by […]
There is an interesting discussion thread on Twitter about how the way Medicare for All saves money is by significantly reducing provider, device, and prescription payment rates. @charles_gaba @mattyglesias @nicholas_bagley Also, how do you squeeze down large-employer ESI payment rates short of all-payer. — xpostfactoid (@xpostfactoid1) January 15, 201 There was a related but […]
I’m a little late on this but Louisiana is set to expand Medicaid with a go-live date of July 1. They are able to go relatively fast because they are just doing a straight up expansion. There are some significant back end plumbing tasks that need to be hammered out before expansion (risk sharing, risk […]
Adam L. Silverman: After the comment brouhaha about running afoul of Chief Wright’s wishes on how his posts are handled, I contacted Richard and asked if I could have a go at editing his post keeping the Chief’s concerns in mind because this is such an important topic. And from reading Chief Wright, I know its […]