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Americans Struggle with Costs and Access

Since 1998, the Commonwealth Fund has surveyed several health care metrics in eleven countries across North America, Europe, and Australia. Recent surveys have shown the United States lagging in indicators relating to access and perceptions of [...]

April 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Time to Join the War against High Drug Prices

The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. is constantly in the news, with the public becoming aware of increasing prices for off-patent drugs from the obscure Daraprim (up almost 5500% overnight from $13.50 to $700 per capsule) to the [...]

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Low Cost Doctors Save Patients $26 per Visit

In the increasingly competitive market that defines the nation’s health care system, a recent study examined how price transparency for the cost of outpatient physician office visits could potentially lower rising health care costs. The study [...]

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Narrow Networks Keep Costs Low

The number of insurance plans with narrow networks has increased after the implementation of health insurance exchanges (Marketplaces) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Narrow networks may reduce costs by: (1) restricting high cost providers, (2) [...]

December 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Caring for the Whole Community

Health centers have been lauded for providing high quality and low cost care to a large portion of the nation’s underserved population. In a community based primary care setting, health center patients receive culturally aware and focused care [...]

November 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

The New War on Drugs

Over the past couple of years, prescription drug costs have begun to increase, driven partially by new high-priced pharmaceuticals. This has lead to increased co-pays as insurance providers look toward cutting costs. Value based insurance design [...]

November 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

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