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“Everyone Else Ends up Paying the Price”

“When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medical care but doesn’t pay the bill, everyone else ends up paying the price.” Source: http://401kcalculator.org (Flickr/CC) This quote reflects the idea that hospitals [...]

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

ACA Compliant Plans Not More Expensive

A recent study from the National Opinion Research Center examined premium costs of health plans that were non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under exemptions for small-group and individual-market plans. Amidst concerns prior to open [...]

May 30, 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

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

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