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Justifying the Charge Master

The price of health care in America is a complex and controversial topic. Many agree that we pay too much for the health care we receive but there is little agreement on what exactly should be done about it. A recent study attempts to provide a [...]

February 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Decisions, Decisions

Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) have recently become popular in health insurance, with 30% of covered employees enrolled in CDHPs in 2017. These plans have high deductibles, lower premiums, and a health spending account which is usually [...]

February 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Blunt Tools not the Best Policy Instruments

How do high deductible health plans (HDHP) affect our health care system? Since 2004, HDHP’s have increased in popularity, especially amongst employers and government entities looking to provide coverage to workers. Low premium and high deductible [...]

January 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Newly Eligible Cost 21% Less to Cover

“We can’t afford it” is a common objection to expanding access to health care in the United States. The obvious rebuttal proclaims that we can’t afford not to expand given the costs associated with being uninsured. Either way, policy makers [...]

January 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

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