Entries by David Anderson

Technically true bullshit

#Obamacare: For week, 1.5M plan selections, brings cumulative total to 4.2 million, well below year-ago week 6 cumulative total of 6.5M — Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) December 17, 2015 One of the leading lights of the conservative “health wonk” community is peddling bullshit that is technically true if you parse it correctly but designed to […]

ERISA and All Claim databases

Nicholas Bagley is worried about a Supreme Court case.  In Liberty Mutual, a self-insured company that has an administrative services only (ASO) contract with an insurer, is arguing that the requirement to submit claims data to the state of Vermont is a violation of the ERISA law that does not allow states to tell companies how […]

Lexicon and other updates

First I want to thank Alain for all of his good work around here.  The place is coming back together rather nicely. Secondly, I added the phrase “Hookers and blow” to the Lexicon a few days ago.  I don’t like my working definition as it sounds like a grad school definition. Hookers and Blow – What executives […]