So here we are in mid-November with no more baseball to discuss, receiving no more candidate robo-calls and with an election in the bag (the bag being a nice silk purse if you are a Democrat, a sow’s ear if you are a Republican). As a result, we are now all blessed with an immeasurable […]
What do Richard Gere, Pop Rocks and the PPACA Have in Common? Urban Legends
While I was time-wasting on Facebook or Twitter or whatever it was the other day, I came across a Kaiser Family Foundation quiz about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now commonly known as the ACA. Since I spend at least 94.7% of my time dealing with issues related to the ACA, I figured […]
But Wait, There's More!
Two momentous events took place on Thursday, June 28th, the day I am writing this post. First, the Supreme Court of the United States Upheld the legality of the Affordable Care Act, setting the stage for continued massive healthcare industry change including nearly universal health insurance coverage. I could have written in depth about this […]
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
Back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was in college, I studied the field of political science. In both undergraduate and graduate school my areas of specialization were public opinion, voting behavior and polling. I worked with the legendarily brilliant Jack Citrin, still at UC Berkeley and now Executive Director of the Institute […]