Earlier this week, Seanly raised an interesting point in comments in a post about multi-million dollar drug costs: JFC, I avoid saying this Every. Single. Time that we get one of theses posts, but at some point we have to admit that the entire industry is just broken as hell. Wouldn’t it just be 10000 […]
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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The National Hurricane Center just released their most recent update on Tropical Storm Dorian. Here are the 11 AM AST/EDT August 28 Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Dorian: https://t.co/3MJMucK0nP pic.twitter.com/QtRsvXgc2E — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) August 28, 2019 The short term story is that the storm is strengthening and will hit the Virgin Islands and […]
The New York Time’s Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas have an incredible story earlier this week on one Ohio family’s four million dollar drug claim. The family is insured through their union. The union is a self-insured plan with sixteen thousand covered lives. And despite having a fairly large risk pool, this one family has […]
I have bad ankles. They hate me. My messed up right ankle was the proximate cause of my retirement from soccer refereeing. I use the following system to determine if I need to see a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment: Maximum Symptoms Initial Treatment Location Initial Total Cost Bones poking out Emergency Room $600 […]
Another Scott asked an interesting question yesterday on Silvergapping in monopolies: Why would a company want to go through the hassle of having 3 similar plans when 2 would be more compelling for customers? Especially if few or no other companies are competing for the same customers? (I can see the benefits of market segmentation […]