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April 04, 2013 10:35 AM Copayments Are Stupid

Let’s make a deal. You shell out just $500 and I’ll pick up the tab for any automobile you care to buy. I’d better protect myself a little, so the deal is only good for Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai. Are...

By Austin Frakt

August 09, 2012 1:22 PM Insurance Is Redistributive: Contraceptives Edition

Via an Avik Roy retweet, last night I read this from Loren Heal: Number of people who save money by getting contraceptives through an insurance company: 0 — Loren Heal (@lheal) August 8, 2012 My pithy reply deserves some follow-up....

By Austin Frakt

August 02, 2012 10:53 AM What’s That Line about Insanity Again?

I was amused by an article in the WSJ yesterday. I even loved the name. “Medical Time Warp“: Under pressure to squeeze out costs, some of the U.S.’s biggest health insurers are quietly erecting more hurdles for patients seeking medical...

By Aaron Carroll

March 19, 2012 10:19 AM Employment-Based Health Insurance Coverage Has Been Eroding for Some Time

Yesterday I read Paul Krugman’s post on Reed Ableson’s post on the recent study showing that employment-based coverage is eroding, and quickly: What this says is that the system that has provided workable insurance coverage to many (but not enough)...

By Aaron Carroll

March 16, 2012 9:00 AM Romney Woos Seniors With Clever Medicare Gambit

Mitt Romney looks right now as if he’s tripping over his shoelaces, but he’s positioning himself well for the general election fight with President Barack Obama on one big issue: Medicare. Whether he’s positioning himself honestly is a different question....

By Jonathan Alter