Posts by month

October, 2015

Carsoncare vs Obamacare.

Is CarsonCare really ‘out of the box’?

October 28, 2015 – If President Carson would somehow be able to persuade Congress – even a GOP-controlled Congress – to go along with his HSA-for-all… Read more

Health Wonk Halloween.

Health Wonk Review for October 21, 2015

October 24, 2015 – It's short, it's sweet, and it's – you know – spooktacular. It's the Halloween Edition of Health Wonk Review and it's live over at the… Read more

Patrick Carr.

Pre-existing conditions? ‘No such thing’

October 23, 2015 – Patrick Carr went an awfully long time without health insurance. For someone living with two chronic health conditions — asthma and high… Read more

Enrollment predictions.

Prediction: QHP enrollment will swell by 25 percent

October 15, 2015 – Before I go any further, let me say this flat out: No. Actual exchange enrollments in 2016 are not going to reach the CBO's 21 million… Read more

Health Wonk cornucopia.

Health Wonk Review for October 12, 2015

October 14, 2015 – Thanks to Joe Paduda for posting the most recent edition – or to be more accurate editions – of Health Wonk Review over at Managed Care… Read more

Will Democrats debate health care?

How health policy should hijack tonight’s debate

October 13, 2015 – In my role as self-appointed moderator of tonight's Democratic presidential debate, I and a few of my friends have some questions about my… Read more

Do silver plans beat employer-based plans?

When ACA’s Silver beats employer-sponsored plans

October 7, 2015 – Most holders of Silver plans purchased in the ACA's marketplaces have more comprehensive overall coverage than most people with… Read more

Bad bet on health insurance?

The ‘casino effect’ on your health insurance rates

October 6, 2015 – There are several reasons for the wide variation in 2016 individual health insurance rates across the country, but there is one thing that… Read more