Entries by David Anderson

What’s the fee cause it ain’t free

Obamacare’s exchanges go live in three weeks and three days… or as we count time, a gross of coffee spoons. The big news this week is that actual pricing is starting to be released in a variety of states.  The Reality Based Community passes along the fact that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of  NorthCarolina […]

Lieberdouche, Medicare for All, 218, 50, 1

Jay Ackroyd laughs when I state that there is serious path dependency issues on transitioning the US health finance and health care providing systems from the current set of kludges that are based on heavy but hidden governmental involvement in both for most working age adults, and then single payer systems for the elderly, the […]

Hey baby, what’s your network….

Phoenix Rising asked a good question in my last health insurance post: If you can explain a bit about in-network vs. out-of-network co-pays & deductibles, that might be really helpful for those who don’t already have an oncologist. Every insurance product in this country has a network.  Federally administered Medicare has a network, and the […]

What are those charges…

I’m a bureaucrat at a health insurance company which most of you have never and will never hear about. My job is to be a subject matter expert on a fairly arcane set of knowledge. I have seen some posts and some great comment threads at Balloon Juice where great questions are being asked and […]