Archive for March 23rd, 2019

Medical Providers Declare War In North Carolina

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

North Carolina may not embrace Reference Based Pricing strategies for the state employee plan after all. The North Carolina medical community has declared war. “Delay and Confuse”, a time tested tactic, is the weapon of choice……….

(more…)

Health Care Prices vs Health Care Costs

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

  Dave Chase

Hospitals have overplayed their hand just like Pharma. At a certain point, gluttony has blowback.

(more…)

Health Plans For State Employees Use Medicare’s Hammer On Hospital Bills

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans by implementing defined contribution plans, a move away from traditional defined benefit plans. Montana, North Carolina, Oregon and Delaware are states that have implemented defined contribution health plans for their state employees or are about to do so. Meanwhile Texas is considering a House Bill to “study alternatives” to health care financing for their state employee benefit programs.

(more…)

Finnish Government Collapses Due to Rising Cost of Universal Health Care

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Finland’s welfare system is generous in its provisions. Now it’s running out of money………….

(more…)