Entries by David Anderson

Presumptive nominees and procreating rats

With last night’s results, I think it is fair to say that the Democratic race is, absent strategic meteor strikes, effectively over.  The Democratic Party has a presumptive nominee in Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party does not have one yet.  Fivethirtyeight.com has a good chart based on delegate targets that shows the Republican Party’s most […]

As the world keeps on churning

2015 exchange attrition reached almost 25% from OEP to year end. We need more research on why ppl are dropping coverage. (1/2) — Caroline Pearson (@CPearsonAvalere) March 11, 2016 This is a reminder about the individual health insurance market. It is a very churny market. There are a few key takeaways from a 25% in-year […]

Fundamental checks

Two data points that make me fairly confident of November even in an alternate universes with a mostly sane Republican party: TPM: President Barack Obama’s job approval has hit an almost three-year high among Americans, according to Gallup. Fifty-percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance as the country’s chief executive, the highest level since May […]