Archive for October 5th, 2018

Another State Adopts Reference Based Pricing Strategies

Friday, October 5th, 2018

First it was Montana, a smallish state somewhere up north of us, who adopted Reference Based Pricing for their state health plan (Montana Adopts Reference Based Pricing Strategies). The little lady up north has big brass cojones! (Tough Negotiator Saves State Millions In Health Care).

Next there is California which is currently considering similar efforts. (California Assembly Bill 3087 Would Control Prices in the Commercial Market).

Now there is yet another state adopting Reference Based Pricing for their state employee plan. They must have heard about the little lady in Montana.

I thought Texas would lead the country on this. After all, several of us have been making noises in Austin over the past two years. Has Texas Lost It’s Cojones?.

– Bill Rusteberg

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Deductibles Hit $2,000 As Employers Intensify Cost Shift

Friday, October 5th, 2018

“Annual deductibles for Americans with employer-based health coverage are hurtling toward $2,000 on average, according to new studies analyzing employee medical benefits.”

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