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Money Don’t Mean A Thing

Does making medications free affect a patient’s decisions to adhere to therapy for chronic conditions? In a study conducted at Kaiser Permanente, patients in a no deductible plan were moved to a deductible plan with either Value Based [...]

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

That’s where the money is

When asked why he robbed banks, the famous robber Wille Sutton supposedly said: “Because that’s where the money is.” End-of-life medical spending has long attracted attention from healthcare policymakers for the same reason. Medicare spends a [...]

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Health Spending Growth Slower after ACA

Healthcare delivery and financing in the United States has undergone considerable changes in the past decade, especially with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. In addition to providing affordable healthcare coverage to more [...]

August 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

An Outlier in Pharmaceutical Advertising

Among the community of nations, the United States often stands as an outlier. It numbers among the three countries without the metric system and now finds itself in a similarly small group in rejecting the Paris Agreement on climate change. Kate [...]

August 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Emergency Docs: No Clue about Costs

Emergency department health care professionals (ED HCPs) have a unique role in providing care to patients with emergency medical conditions without regards for the ability to pay. Though this unfunded mandate to treat can be life-saving, the cost [...]

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

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