Friday, April 05, 2019

End of Week Link-a-rama

■ Last week, I asked about the value of a proposed new Ohio law mandating that "[b]usiness owners with less than 100 workers would be allowed to see data on employees' health claims." I was wondering specifically why we even needed this, and what good it might be expected to do.

My co-blogger Patrick has provided me with a great answer, and I thought it'd be helpful to share it:

"This is only for 50+. Right now in the ESI market segment from 50-99 there is no data shared. This is a good step in the right direction for transparency but will also have to be accompanied by projected data if it’s going to be efficient."

Thank you, Patrick!

■ Our friend Holly R has tipped us to this item, which becomes even more relevant as we head into the Spring and Summer:

"To produce a malaria vaccine for mass deployment, biotech firm Sanaria has to decapitate and dissect out the salivary glands, which hold the malaria-causing parasite, for each individual mosquito—by hand. Enter the mosquito guillotine."

Cutting edge.

■ Finally, actuary and FoIB Greg Fann offers an inside look at the truth behind one of the most controversial aspects of health insurance:

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