Entries by David Anderson

Split the party in two and win with the bigger half

Just a quick  comment on a recent Vox article: But in a head-to-head matchup among Republican voters, Trump beats Rubio 57-43. That suggests that Trump’s ceiling, at least among Republicans, is far above his current 25 to 30 percent, and he may well benefit as weaker candidates drop out. This actually makes sense given the […]

Where do donuts go?

For me, donuts go to my waist. But this is a follow-up to my earlier post on the distributional outcomes of different cost sharing types.  There is a plan design that is becoming more common and that is the high deductible donut design.  Andrew Sprung has been bulldogging this subject for a while so let […]

And onto Louisiana

Just restating what has been stated many times already this weekend, but Medicaid will be expanded in Louisiana sometime in the first quarter of 2016. Edwards, a state lawmaker, will take over the office from term-limited Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal in January. Edwards has supported Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, which Jindal has rejected. Details are […]

You be the referee

Here is an interesting short movie on being a referee.   Ever wondered what it’s like to be a referee?Daltonic Films and Major League Soccer (MLS) offer an in-depth look at one of the most difficult jobs in sports. Posted by FOX Soccer on Sunday, October 25, 2015 A couple more scenarios as my season […]