A new study today on the Oregon Medicaid experiment (they randomly selected some who applied for coverage while denying others; the difference in the groups is the estimated impact of having Medicaid v. being uninsured in Portland, Oregon; they data reported are only from Portland, and not statewide). Such a study design is as good [...]
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Managed care companies are cherry picking the healthiest disabled senior dual eligible beneficiaries in New York state using a variety of methods, and excluding those needing the most care. The program provides a monthly per capita payment amount ($3,800/month) regardless of how much care is provided. The general theory is that the insurer has an [...]
I won’t vote for Senator Mark Kirk. But his simple words today command respect.
Kevin Drum notes that Republicans insist on something called “entitlement reform,” but have no actual ideas about what this reform might mean (aside from getting rid of Medicare). So now they are insisting that President Obama make the first offer, which is a laughable position. The also insist on “putting Obamacare on the table”, which [...]
Pardon the most boring title in the history of RBC.
My gchat with Austin Frakt.
I made this unironic two-minute campaign spot: “We are all vulnerable.” I’m grateful to Frey Hoffman, who shot the actual video. I am responsible for the script and everything else. I hope you like it.
Stuart Altman, Jon Gruber, and John McDonough compare what will happen under a fully-implemented ObamaCare, Massachusetts’ RomneyCare, and what they impishly call “RomneyCandidateCare…”
The Republican draft platform (h/t Politico) is out. Its Medicare* passages on are noteworthy: Medicare*, as the dominant payer in the health market…. is the next frontier of welfare reform. It is simply too big and too flawed to be managed in its current condition from Washington. Republican governors have taken the lead in proposing [...]
My latest, in the Daily Beast.