“Please tell me what is going on here… The release says these prices will go into effect in 2026.. We know when generic competition comes in, the prices drop massively. So what is happening?” – Chris Barakat on LinkedinContinue reading Deep State Administration Announces First Ten Drugs Selected For Price Negotiation
Medical costs vs health insurance costs. Two different things. Legacy health plans believe they are one of the same. But they’re not. Want proof? A 900 life case has not had a rate increase in 15 years while improving benefits at the same time. Want more proof?Continue reading Employers Expect 7% Hike In Health Care Costs In 2024
Drugstore disruptors? Walmart, CVS want patients to skip trips to the doctor
The big chains are angling for a larger slice of health care spending as new state laws allow pharmacists to treat minor ailments.Continue reading Walmart, CVS Want Patients To Skip Trips To The Doctor?
QUESTION: How many consumers using other people’s money have either the time or the interest in looking up what things cost in healthcare? ANSWER: Zero. It doesn’t matter because their deductible, copays and coinsurance remain the same and that’s all they care about.
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She Paid Her Husband’s Hospital Bill. A Year After His Death They Wanted More
“The insurer had paid more than it owed, meaning the health system had to reimburse the insurer and charge the patient more.”Continue reading This Would Have Never Happened Under A Cash Pay Health Plan