Kevin Drum is asking an interesting question and coming to a conclusion that I think is completely wrong: But here’s a more interesting question: after driverless cars become widely available, how long will it be until human-driven cars are made illegal? I say ten years. It will vary state to state, of course, and there […]
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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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, […]
Via TPM: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday told an audience at a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire that he no longer is covered by health insurance, Politico reported. He said his coverage lapsed because Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas dropped its individual policies and he had not found a new plan […]
The Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index is an attempt to categorize how much more red or blue a state is compared to a national average. It works by taking the average national two party vote share of the past two elections and calling that the zero index value. States with vote shares for the […]
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 […]