Kaiser Health News has a piece on the failure of multi-state plans to be successful in the exchanges. One of the big problems is pricing. They are expensive. And their analysts are confused why this is the case: average monthly premiums for the most popular silver plans, which pay 70 percent of medical costs, were […]
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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Vox has a brief little informer on the relative risk of injury in high school sports. I think it is useful, but reading the definition of injury makes me wary about the data source: This data on high school sport safety was included in a new study in the journal Pediatrics. The study primarily focused on […]
Case mix matters. It matters a lot because different groups of people have very different sets of behaviors. It matters because external actors that interact with different study groups have different incentives. A new study reported in the New York Times makes that very clear: The research looked not only at Medicare but also at […]
Enrollment for January 1, 2016 coverage closes at midnight on the 15th for most states. All states that use Healthcare.gov and most of the state based exchanges have a deadline then. Here are a few reminders for how to make decisions as you look for on-Exchange healthcare. If you make under 200% FPL (~$23,000 for […]
Stealing a long bit from Forbes interviewing Amitabh Chandra on his research in how high deductible health plans change behaviors: The switch caused a spending reduction of 12%— so HDHPs certainly save money. A 12% saving is really large. If the result is general, it implies that moving everyone to such plans would save about $300 […]