The US Women’s National Team demolished the Thai team in a pool play round game in the Women’s World Cup by the score of 13-0. There is no optimal way to get out of this game. For the United States, their objective of the game once it got out of hand in the 56th minute […]
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.
Entries by David Anderson
Earlier this week, JAMA ** published the recommendation of the US Preventive Services Task Force that Preexposure Prophylaxis be a no cost sharing preventive service for some high risk populations. Findings The USPSTF found convincing evidence that PrEP is of substantial benefit in decreasing the risk of HIV infection in persons at high risk of […]
Early this year, Kaiser Family Foundation released a poll showing Medicare Advantage was popular: (56 percent) favor a national Medicare-for-all plan There is a fairly typical partisan split on all of these proposals. Buy-ins are more popular than replace the entire system plans. Incidentally that is why I think a Medicare/Medicaid buy-in approach is what […]
Last night, the California budget deal was announced. It contains several major health policy provisions. The biggest ones in terms of coverage include expanding Medicaid with state funds for young adults whose immigration status would not allow them access to Medicaid. Other elements of Medicaid were also beefened up. The big policy changes of interest […]
A new article just came out in JAMA this morning. The authors look at the thirty day cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries dependent on whether or not they go to academic medical centers or community hospitals. In this cross-sectional study of more than 1.2 million hospitalizations, major teaching hospitals had higher initial hospitalization costs […]