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We're Re-Certified!
Brad and I have received word that we have been re-certified as part of the University's health insurance benefit eligibility audit. Now, why we had to be re-certified to begin with when the University already holds a certified copy of...
Saudade

I am struck by poll data reporting that seven out of ten Americans supporting President Elect Donald Trump think that American culture and way of life have declined since the 1950's. There is much to consider about this kind of...

Medicaid Matters
The New York Times has an important article on the evolution of Medicaid partly illustrated by last week's turning point when, as part of criticizing the American Health Care Act of 2017, voices were raised in defense of Medicaid from...
Kenneth Arrow

Here's to you, Kenneth Arrow, for the gift of your thinking about asymmetric information in the health care context: Because medical knowledge is so complicated, the information possessed by the physician as to the consequences and possibilities of treatment is...

Justice in Aging
Proposals to block grant Medicaid are the hot topic in health care policy circles. This Kaiser Family Foundation overview gives a pretty good picture of the different ways Medicaid might be block granted, though it is hard to know much...
The Old Invincibles

Paul Ryan asserts that more Americans would be uninsured under the House ACA replacement because enrollment numbers will always be lower in a non-coerced purchase environment. “We’re saying the government’s not going to force people to buy something that they...

Medical Divorce

David Slusky and Donna Ginther have a new paper out about the possible relationship between Medicaid expansion under the ACA and divorce. Dan Margolies considers it here. This is an interesting paper. All papers that look at what might be...

Whose Son?

When articles began to pop up about Neil Gorsuch's mother, the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, I thought "that's interesting." Stories about political families are always interesting. Anne Gorsuch Burford's career at the EPA was interesting as was her her 1986...

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