John W Rodat

Some Key Data Relevant to the Collins/Faso Amendment to the AHCA

March 24, 2017 County

A key consideration in the current fracas, but which is not part of the discussion is that the effect of Medicaid on county finances in New York is quite variable. Here are some graphics for background          

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The House of Representatives Meddling in NYS Internal Fiscals

March 22, 2017 Budget

I’m analyzing NYS options if the AHCA becomes law including the amendment pushed by Congressmen Collins and Faso. I’ll post that later today. For some context and history, it will be useful to read this post from five years ago. Note that the number in the earlier post is $8 billion while the estimated effect […]

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Some History: What We Have Learned Regarding Coverage

January 17, 2017 Government

I’ve been working on health coverage issues since the late 70’s. Here are some of the key things that WE have learned during the time since. Prior to Medicare, private insurers did not offer coverage to the elderly. Most elderly simply got dropped when they turned 65. That’s why we have Medicare. Prior to the […]

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Latest Medicaid Enrollment Data

January 12, 2017 Data

We’ve updated our visualized Medicaid enrollment data. These data run through May of 2016.

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The Requirements of Intelligence (Both Military & Organizational)

January 5, 2017 Defense

From The Secret War: Spies, Cyphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945, by Max Hastings:   “The first requirement for successful use of secret data is that commanders should be willing to analyze it honestly. Herbert Meyers, a veteran of Washington’s National Intelligence Council, defined his business as the presentation of ‘organized information’; He argued that ideally intelligence […]

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Updated New York Medicaid Enrollment Data

October 25, 2016 Uncategorized

Visualized Medicaid enrollment trends, by health plan (and fee-for-service) along with mix by demographic characteristics

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Effect of the ACA on Personal Debt – It Goes Down

April 21, 2016 Debt

This is as we – or at least most of us – would expect. Compared to people in states that did not expand Medicaid under the ACA, newly available Medicaid in States that expanded the program enabled newly covered people to reduce their unpaid bills and debts.  Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Bhashkar Mazumder, Sarah Miller, […]

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Two County Nursing Homes Sold in NJ

April 21, 2016 County

Monmouth County, NJ has sold two nursing homes for a total price of $32.2 million. Sold by auction were the 174 bed John L. Montgomery Care Center in Freehold to the Allaire Healthcare Group and the 135 bed Geraldine L. Thompson Care Center in Wall Township to Preferred Care Holdings

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Another County Nursing Home in NYS is Being Sold

April 21, 2016 Adult Day Health Care

With a relative minimum of fuss, Genesee County, NY is finalizing the sale of its nursing home. Final State approval of the transfer is on the agenda. The sale includes the 160 bed skilled nursing facility (SNF), 13 slots for adult day health care, and an 80 bed assisted living facility.  Sale price is $15.2 […]

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Gambling for Economic Development is High Risk

April 13, 2016 Cities

Gambling is intrinsically a zero-sum game. Though there may be locally, in the aggregate, there’s no economic multiplier. So it’s never made sense to me as a viable strategy for economic development. At best, it’s a break-even. And, the odds are that, it simply transfers money from one region to another, mostly from poor to […]

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