BREAKING: Sorry to say I just heard Graham Cassidy now has a plan to get to the floor for a vote this month. 1/ — Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) September 15, 2017 You know what to do. Here are the highlights to argue. 1) Need to cover more people not less 2) Don’t punish states for […]
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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Gold plans on the Exchange are plans with a targeted 80% actuarial value. All else being equal, they should be more expensive than Silver plans with a targeted 70% actuarial value. This is overwhelmingly the case in 2017 on Healthcare.gov. The embedded Tableau map is a map of the unsubsidized premium difference for a forty […]
You know what to do: NEW: Lindsey Graham thinks his health bill would get 47-48 votes if vote was today. Says McConnell told senators at lunch he is "all in." — Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) September 14, 2017 Call the Senate. Focus on Senators not in the South and from states that expanded Medicaid.
Over at Health Affairs, I argue that Medicaid is an appropriate and available back-stop for counties that don’t have an Exchange insurer: Instead, Medicaid is better suited as a reserve parachute for bare counties. Temporary Medicaid buy-in would be a useful tool for state regulators to improve the quality of plans offered in counties that […]
Two weeks from yesterday, insurers will submit their final contract letter and notify the exchanges which plans they will offer. This is the final decision point. It is when insurers must decide the following: Do they stay in or flee the market? Do they load CSR costs onto Silver plans only or to everything? Do […]
The Sanders single payer starts the needed process of fleshing out how single payer as envisioned by its proponents, would work in the United States. This is a needed step. We must have a blueprint with which to assess viability, identify areas of concern, note critical omissions and evaluate feasibility and points of weakness. The […]
Actually two pieces of good news: First, the uninsured rate by age and year: Amazing uninsured chart by age over time @uscensusbureau pic.twitter.com/8EYSVSqKRe — Altarum_CSHS (@Altarum_CSHS) September 12, 2017 We’re seeing gains through the end of 2016. Early data on 2017 shows no improvement but so far no losses in coverage. And then in the […]