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 […]
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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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 […]
Statnews has a good argument while banal calls for Medicare to negotiate for better drug prices won’t do all that much: But policy experts say the candidates and lawmakers are exaggerating how much power the government actually has to drive down drug prices on a large scale. The reality is that any attempt to negotiate […]
The JAMA has a good article on how Hep-C should be treated from a cost effectiveness and quality of life point of view. * We simulated 1000 individuals, but present the results normalized to a single HCV-infected person. In the base-case analysis, among patients receiving 8 or 12 weeks of sofosbuvir-ledipasvir treatment, treating all fibrosis […]