Wonkblog is reporting on some good news that will continue to bend the cost curve while providing better access to healthcare to more people: The most recent wins came in West Virginia and Florida, where after many years of trying, lawmakers passed measures freeing up “advanced practice” nurses — those with more graduate education than […]
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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My season is starting up again, so that means a few more refereeing posts. Last weekend, I was reffing a bunch of U-13 to U-16 games. Most of those games were reasonable as the coaches were decent, the players tried to play smart and hard and the parents were reasonably well informed and well controlled. […]
NPR has some extremely interesting news about Covered California. They are an active purchaser exchange model and they want to use their bulk buying capability to drive health system reform by excluding high cost and ineffective hospitals out of their network. The exchange’s five-member board is slated to vote on it next month. If approved, […]
I am not getting the argument that Obama’s choice of a moderate justice is a massive concession even if he can be confirmed before the lame duck session. Over a multi-iteration appointment game, I can see that, but in the single iteration the marginal variations of a typical Democratic appointment to the Court won’t swing […]
With last night’s results, I think it is fair to say that the Democratic race is, absent strategic meteor strikes, effectively over. The Democratic Party has a presumptive nominee in Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party does not have one yet. Fivethirtyeight.com has a good chart based on delegate targets that shows the Republican Party’s most […]