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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

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

The news of 25% rate hikes for health insurance has pundits screaming that the sky is falling for the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Marketplaces has. Amid the tumultuous news, people should remember that these rate hikes affect fewer than 3% of [...]

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Medical Prices are all Over the Map

For people with private insurance, the same health services cost thousands of dollars more in different states across the nation, different cities within the same state, and even in different parts of a single city. Source: Pixabay (CC) A knee [...]

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Private Option is as Good as Traditional Medicaid

Recently, a group of physicians renewed their call for a single-payer system to replace the current hodgepodge of programs comprising the United States healthcare “system.” While political discourse among the Democratic presidential candidates [...]

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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