There is a problem with how the second Silver subsidy point is calculated for the PPACA Exchanges. A company can offer numerous plans that have minuscule differences in benefit configuration. Each plan counts as a separate entry in the Silver category, so a company can spam the Exchange with isomorphic plan designs. If a company is […]
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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Commenter Keith asked a good question about understanding health insurance in my last refereeing post: what is the definition and implication of embedded? (HCA-HDHP). TLDR: All else being equal, the same dollar level of family deductible as an embedded deductible provides slightly higher actuarial value coverage than the same dollar figure for an aggregate deductible. […]
Read all about @JebBush‘s new entitlement plan that saves $2.7T over the next 20 years: https://t.co/bRWAuricap pic.twitter.com/h0I7SsXvtH — Loren Adler (@LorenAdler) October 28, 2015 Loren Adler has a deficit reduction fetish that is a bit creepy as he and his group prioritizes no debt without looking at either value of what is being bought with […]
A couple of scenarios on gamesmanship for you to mull over this morning. Scenario A: Home team is losing by one goal with 10 minutes left in the game. Home team launches a shot on goal that goes high and wide. The ball travels to the parking lot. The Home team supplies ball chasers but […]
Self correcting mechanism. Cap of tax exclusion could also work this way & would be more progressive. We need one https://t.co/ROERP10yua — Don Taylor (@donaldhtaylorjr) October 26, 2015 Duke prof making $125k & admin $25k pay same premium for health ins. Caddy tax will affect both same. Cap ESI exclusion >impact on Prof 1|2 […]