Archive for December 15th, 2015

An Unprecedented Look At Medical Costs Nationwide

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

​Researchers have compiled data on $682 billion worth of claims to look at the truth behind medical costs.

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Thief Steals Hospital Laptop, Government Punishes Hospital

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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The laptop computer was taken from an unlocked treatment room “off of the inner corridor” in the hospital’s radiology department………….

Government punishes hospital with $850,000 fine……….

Hospital passes on the cost to consumers….……..

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Have You Done Your Risk Assessment, Doc?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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The fines for not having prepared a risk assessment will always be more expensive than quietly surrendering to extortion.

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Contraceptive Mandate – Second Guessing Religious Beliefs

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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Symposium: Contraceptive mandate cases – why the Supreme Court will instruct lower federal courts to stop second-guessing religious beliefs : SCOTUSblog

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Employer Health Plans Pay Disproportionate Share of Prescription Drug Costs

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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By Drew Altman

Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Truven Health Analytics showing that drugs account for 10% of U.S. health spending but 19% of employer insurance benefits.

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Why Health Insurance Is Now A Far Bigger Nightmare Than It Ever Was

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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In the good old days health insurance was an irritant but not a nightmare. If you had high premiums, you had low deductibles.  And if you had high deductibles, you had low premiums.   Now we have high premiums and high deductibles.

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Ten Benefit Strategies

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

This abbreviated video summarizes ten benefits strategy in three minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMXukAf_4ok&feature=youtu.be