- 10 million Swedes have private health insurance, with 60% paid by employers. “The advantages are quicker consultations and avoiding long waiting lines.”
- Dual eligibles (Medicare plus Medicaid) do better in Medicare Advantage special needs plans than in traditional Medicare.
- Arnold Kling on all the Covid mistakes and who made them.
- Is the CDC causing patients needless pain?
- Study: Midlife crises are real.
Margie Ryerson is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Last week she wrote an article in the online magazine Slate discussing why she does not accept insurance. Ryerson said she has turned away many potential patients telling them she had no appointment openings. Often the real reason was that her practice is closed to those not…
From my latest column at Forbes:
Consider the effect of having one insurer cover drugs, while the other two are covering medical care. If a diabetic skips his insulin and other medications, that is actually profitable for the drug insurer – since these are expenses it doesn’t have to cover. However, if such non-adherence to a drug regimen leads to emergency room visits and hospitalization, those are costs the other two insurers will have to bear.
- Biden rule reverses Trump: Illegal aliens will be given green cards and access to Medicaid, CHIP and other health benefits. (gated)
- Fauci: “We don’t have time” to run clinical trials for updated boosters.
- The booster has been tested on mice. But did the mice survive?
- Laffer lives: Overall tax revenue is up $822 billion or 23 percent so far this year, on pace to be $1 trillion more than CBO projected when the Republican-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed, and $1.7 trillion more than the pre-TCJA revenue level.
- From 1986 to 1994, hundreds of Cubans suffering extreme economic hardship injected themselves with HIV-infected blood to gain admittance to sanitariums that offered regular meals and air conditioning. (NYT, gated)