I’m the family health insurance guy as I’ve worked in the industry long enough to ocassionally have a clue. Thanksgiving is my peak family question time of the year as quite a few group insurance plans are in their open enrollment slots right now, so Sister #1 wants to know if she do an HSA […]
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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I do my family’s federal taxes by Valentine’s Day as we have two kids in daycare, and the refund is a nice means of forced savings that pays for a couple of months of day care with psychologically bucketed “Extra” money. People who are anal retentive or OCD(ish) tend to file early as well as […]
I saw this article in the Politico: key player in the Obamacare website’s creation acknowledged Tuesday that up to 40 percent of IT systems supporting the exchange still need to be built. “It’s not that it’s not working,” Chao told lawmakers at an Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing. “It’s still being developed […]
The Medical Loss Ratio is the percentage of total premium revenue that an insurance company spends on medical care (and a few other minor things) for its members. PPACA requires a large group insurance premium pools to have an MLR of 85% and small group or individual premium pools to have an 80% MLR. The […]
Wow — how does one get this delusional without imbibing LD-50 quantities of prescribed or proscribed substances: McLaren’s “plan” on how to get Medicare for All in 2009: Here’s how you get the public option: [Step 1] The president of the united states goes on national TV to declare a national emergency. He says he’s nationalizing the […]