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 […]
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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Be excellent to each other as the primary results come in tonight.
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 […]
Medicare Part B mostly covers hospital out patient expenses. There is a small cluster of drugs that Medicare Part B covers. One of those drug categories is injectable drugs. Medicare Part B has announced a major reform of how it pays doctors for injectable drugs. Medicare is going to test new ways to reimburse doctors for […]
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 […]