South of the line (USA) prescription drugs are more expensive than those purchased north of the line (CANADA).Continue reading The Economic Impact Of A Line On A Map
More Americans are turning to individual health insurance policies because for many of them the government is paying for most of it.
“For many of the almost 50 million people working for the 3.2 million smaller companies in America, family coverage is no longer affordable.Continue reading 50 Million People Can’t Afford Group Health Insurance
“I can eat all I want because my employer covers Ozympic and Wygovy!”
“At their November meeting, the SEBC noted weight loss medication coverage as a large contributing factor to the deficit.”Continue reading State Health Plan Blames Weight Loss Medication On Budget Deficit
Double network revenue turbocharges profits for the non-profits?
“In recent years, BCBS plans opened medical clinics that exclusively serve their members. Premera Blue Cross partnered with Seattle-based Kinwell Medical Group in 2022 to open primary care clinics for its members in Washington state.”Continue reading The Blues Open Medical Clinics Across The Fruited Plains
By Marshall Allen
I recently got an interesting email from the clinic manager at a private psychiatry office. She has been reading Never Pay the First Bill and wanted to allow her insured patients to pay cash when the cash price was lower than their insurance company discounts. But she worried her insurance company contracts prevented it.Continue reading Clinic Manager Advises Patients When Cash Price Is Cheaper Than Insurance Prices
The Edinburg Independent School District’s self-funded health plan is hemorrhaging. Plan costs have increased 100% over the past five years driven to a large extent by specialty drugs.Continue reading Edinburg ISD Canadian Rx Cost Analysis Illustrates Enormous Savings To Be Gained
The growing role of government in health care finance since 2010
By Tom Daly
Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has undergone several significant changes. These alterations reflect efforts to adjust, improve, or challenge various aspects of the law.Continue reading Affordable Care Act 2010-2023