Monday, October 26, 2009

Please Welcome Rebecca Stob!

As we're in the health care home stretch, Inshallah, we thought it would be a good idea to let our readers hear from someone with actual domain knowledge of health care financing and logistics. As I've said before, I'm not a health care wonk. I'm just a guy with  decent mathematical intuition who's handy with a spreadsheet. When Finance Committee amendments get into the nitty-gritty of America's health care system, I'm less and less useful.

Thankfully, I happen to have friends in high places who are actual health care wonks. And one of them has agreed to guest blog for us. Rebecca Stob currently works for a health information company in the Dental market. Previously she's worked in the belly of the beast at Wellpoint in  California mainly on their Medicare products, and at Premera Blue Cross here in Seattle measuring cost and quality for their Health Care  conomics department. She has probably forgotten more about the delivery of health care than I will ever learn.

Rebecca's going to provide our dear readers with a deeper look at the likely impact of each of the public options, as well as a look at the impact of some of the more important amendments that have passed. One thing I'm sure of is that she'll try to convince you that taxing "high-end" plans won't necessarily accomplish anything. 
We hope you'll enjoy Rebecca's stay here at Donkeylicious.

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