Are you a victim …
… of Healthcare Insurance? 271,437 deaths per year are from health-related causes. If six percent die from lack of healthcare insurance, 16,558 Americans could die from being UNINSURED or UNDERINSURED.
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(THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY) One area of health care related concerns where a good majority of voters are focused is the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT or ACA. This blog is about three components of that major driver of consumer concern. In this blog we will set the stage by describing what it is and what it isn’t. Setting the Stage-The Affordable Care Act Then came the Affordable [...]
This blog is about a major driver of health care cost which has not received the attention I believe it should: Our own involvement in our health care and how COMPLIANT we are in doing the appropriate things to improve our health and, by extension, decrease the total cost of healthcare. Compliance Along the Health Care Continuum The last variable we will take up before we close this discussion [...]
Last week, we discussed how much prescription drugs are costing you and what the drivers were for those high prices. (Read: “The High costs of Prescription Drugs, Part A”). In this, Part B, of my blog talking about the high cost of prescription drugs, we continue that discussion … RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT To be fair, there is a cost associated with research and development. The cost of developing [...]
Nationally, voters are “very concerned” about what is going on in the world of pharmacy and how it impacts you. Not only how much prescription drugs are costing you, but also how to lower those drug prices. The Cost of Prescription Drugs  The chart below gives you a visual example of the dramatic increase in the retail price of prescription drugs.  Current trending has leveled off at just under [...]
If we break down the components of today’s health care concerns, one area where a good majority of voters are “very concerned” with the total cost of health care is medical procedures and devices. The cost of your healthcare procedures is dependent on where you live There were huge ranges in prices even within the same state. In the example below, a colonoscopy (a procedure that allows doctors to [...]
TECTONIC PLATES IN HEALTHCARE
In the American Healthcare “System”, the often-out-of-your-control occurrences are the tectonic plates moving under your feet, which lead to earthquakes.
These are the movements that disrupt American Healthcare in Transition and keep it in ‘transition.’
And make no mistake about it, there will be earthquakes here.
What are the tectonic plates currently roiling under your feet?