Browsing Archive: September, 2014

A short political comment

Posted by Timothy McBride on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, In : Politics 

Sometimes it amazes me how pundits seem to not either understand math, polls, or perhaps pretend not to do so.

Case in point:  pundits seem hyperbolic these days about President Obama's job approval ratings, saying how "historically low" they are, and how he is experiencing the "worst period" of polling in his presidency.  Evidence of this?  They cite just one data point, that the President has a low job approval rate of roughly 40-42%, depending on the poll.  Sounds not that great, right?

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Missouri Medicaid enrollment dropping

Posted by Timothy McBride on Monday, September 1, 2014, In : Missouri 

An article in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch points to a serious issue facing Missouri’s Medicaid program.  As the article points out, enrollment in the Medicaid program (called MOHealthNET in Missouri) has been dropping in the state for several months.  As reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in their latest reports, with data through July, Medicaid enrollment is down -4.4% in Missouri since last year (from about 866,000 to about 830,000). This is the second ...


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Timothy McBride Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. Here you can find musings on health policy and other issues. Opinions are my own, and not those of my employer. Contact: mcbridetd@gmail.com