I just want to repost how some (mostly southern) states could accidentally get quasi-single payer on the individual market with near universal coverage of the 100-400% Federal Poverty Level cohorts. May 2016: Alabama could have an individual market single payer plan next year. It would be mostly unintentional and massively expensive to the Federal […]
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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Let’s do a simple thought experiment. Let us assume that you are need to buy health insurance on the individual market. We will also assume that there is only a single insurer offering a single network with a common set of benefits across all scenarios. What scenario is best for you of the three below. […]
New: at a recent Twitter all-hands meeting, an employee asked: Twitter has eradicated ISIS. Why can’t it do the same for white supremacists? One answer that is discussed internally, we found: because it would mean banning some Republican politicians too https://t.co/x6JRvdvJJG pic.twitter.com/VRnht57WkN — Joseph Cox (@josephfcox) April 25, 2019 Whose heart is having palpitations? Open […]
State insurance regulators are currently thinking about the 2020 individual market. Initial rate filings are due soon and regulators have to check to make sure that networks are adequate, policies are compliant, and premiums are justifiable. For some regulators, that is all that they will check. Other states will have regulators that can be more […]
This is what a summary of costs for open heart surgery and 14 days in the hospital looks like. It does not include doctors, who bill separately, nor does it include in patient rehab and out patient rehab and medications. pic.twitter.com/XiXhNhpZO8 — Jackie Kazil (@JackieKazil) April 24, 2019 I am assuming that these are charges […]