Turns out Bernie overestimated revenue from his single-payer offsets, falling $3T+ short: https://t.co/RKsoIcFpoz pic.twitter.com/bAn2q9H58H — Loren Adler (@LorenAdler) February 3, 2016 The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget ran the numbers on the Sanders’ healthcare plan and its financing and depending on the assumptions, the Sanders plan is either $3 trillion dollars short over 10 […]
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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The Urban Institute last week put out a very interesting report. They looked into why United Healthcare is losing money hand over fist on the Exchanges and then examined if this was a matter of Exchange structure or a matter of United Healthcare’s strategy. TLDR: United Healthcare is losing money because they did not think their […]
One of the frequent calls of caution from health care wonks and insurance industry folks who are actually trying to inform people instead of lobby for favorable treatment is to wait. We knew that there was going to be a massive amount of catch-up care as people who either were uncovered, sporadically covered or had […]
One of the dumbest arguments of the 2008 Democratic primary season was the extrapolation of primary results to general election results. “Obama rolls up big margins on the Plains, he can win there in November…” “Clinton winning the Democratic primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania means she and only she can win the industrial Midwest” Both sides […]
The Arkansas Times named its person of the year all the Arkansans who are newly insured. There was one vignette that stuck with me: The average high school senior isn’t too worried about insurance coverage, but for Fairfield Bay native Crystal Bles, it was a priority. When Bles began studying welding last fall at the […]