Entries by David Anderson

Pregnancy cost control thoughts

Just a few things as I am cleaning out my interesting article bucket: Health Affairs has an intriguing study from Minnesota on the effectiveness of doulas to control costs for Medicaid births by encouraging fewer high intensity interventions: Year 1 Report:  Evidence suggests that when low-income individuals and people of color have access to doula care, […]

Saying no to drugs

Cost control on healthcare is often a matter of saying “No”, or at least “No, not at that price.” Michael Bertaut of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana has an excellent example of the escalating arms race to say no and then avoid the no between insurers and drug marketeers: Imagine I send you to your […]