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Jason S. Patient Expert

San Diego, California
Currently, Jason is pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD). Jason's research interests include: all issues related to healthcare policy and economics, the health insurance market and its relationship to labor markets, as well as public and labor economics in... Full Bio
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Cavalcade of Risk #213 by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There are many types of risk. There are health risks and financial risks, systematic risk and idiosyncratic risk. And some risks are riskier than others: ... Read on »
CBO presents ominous debt projections by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Like most years, in recent history, the Congressional Budget Office’s 2014 Long-term Budget Outlook is not rosy. Between 2009 and 2012, the federal government re ... Read on »
HIV Developments: The Good and the Bad by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The World Health Organization estimates 35 million people and more than 1 million people in the US have AIDS. Further, 18% of Americans with HIV are unaware of their ... Read on »
Healthcare.gov vs. Amazon.com by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Which one is easier to use?  The answer to this is clear: Amazon.  Of course, health insurance is a much more difficult product for people to understand than most good ... Read on »
HWR is up by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Jennifer Salopek has posted  the July edition Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition at  Wing of Zock . Read on »
Defining “comparative advantage” by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Don Boudreaux describes comparative advantage using an interesting example. HT: Marginal Revolution Read on »
How did the ACA affect Employer-Sponsored Insurance? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Most people think that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused on decreasing uninsurance rates by creating health insurance exchanges, providing subsidies for health ... Read on »
What is China’s NMCS? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 2003, China introduced the New Cooperative Medical Scheme(NCMS), a health insurance scheme for the rural population. What is the NCMS?   Hou et al. (2014) describe ... Read on »
How the FDA evaluates Cancer Drugs by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews and approves all drugs. But what criteria does the FDA use to evaluate new drugs? Namely that they are effective (i.e., ... Read on »
Friday Links by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Obamacare and 2015 insurance premiums . Avoidable deaths . Science in the cloud . Are homicide rates really declining? Is the price of health care ... Read on »
CoR #212 by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy RJ Weiss presents this week’s round-up of risk-related posts , with a heavy emphasis on risk, from cyber liability to under-reserving. Read on »
Was Newt Gingrich Right about Medicare? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In 1995, Newt Gingrich claimed that Medicare would end. He stated that “going to wither on the vine because we think people are voluntarily going to leave it voluntar ... Read on »
Do EHRs increase “upcoding”? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Upcoding occurs when physician or hospitals artificially increase the patient’s severity of illness. For instance, a hospital may record additional comorbidities. In M ... Read on »
Is real-time patient monitoring here? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At Boston’s Partner’s HealthCare , the answer is yes.   Venture Beat reports : Boston’s Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, launched ... Read on »
Obamacare will Incresase Use of Elective Surgeries by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Expanding health insurance causes moral hazard.  Patients who bear a lower share of cost will inevitably use more health care serices.  On the one hand, this increases ... Read on »
Links by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy EHR hacking inevitable . A Tale of Two Cities . Decriminalization and cannabis use . Recession and immigrant’s health care spending . Lio Messi . ... Read on »
Are nursing home expenses driving savings? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From a working paper by Karen A. Kopecky and Tatyana Koreshkova . …even though they are only a third of OOP [out-of-pocket] health expenses, the presence of nurs ... Read on »
What’s in store for 2015? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy PwC’s Health Research Institute projects what is going to happen to health spending in 2015.  According to their annual report,  Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers ... Read on »
SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions f ... Read on »
ACA, Uninsurance and American Cities by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased the likelihood individuals have insurance by: (i) offering states money to expand Medicaid eligibility, and (ii) offering indiv ... Read on »