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How Much Should Health Care Cost?

There is no standard for how much healthcare services should cost nationally, so it is difficult to determine if and how much hospitals and clinics overcharge. Insurers do not reimburse the full charges and health care bills may be inflated to [...]

December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

CONCENTRAAAAAAAAATE

Over recent years, the number of hospitals and health insurance markets has decreased, leading to a higher market concentration in both industries. Previous studies have concluded that increasing market concentration of hospitals results in [...]

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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