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THE HIGH COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – Part B

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 [...]

By | 2018-10-04T11:18:27+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , |0 Comments

THE HIGH COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – Part A

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 [1] The chart below gives you a visual example of the dramatic increase in the retail price of prescription drugs. [2]  Current trending has leveled off at just under [...]

By | 2018-09-27T14:24:32+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , |0 Comments

MEDICAL PROCEDURES AND DEVICES CONTRIBUTE TO TOTAL COST OF HEALTHCARE

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[1]  There were huge ranges in prices even within the same state. In the example below, a colonoscopy (a procedure that allows doctors to [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:50:26+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , |0 Comments

PROVIDER VARIABILITY A MAJOR DRIVER OF HEALTH CARE CONSUMER’S CONCERNS

How Providers of Healthcare charge for their services[1] Again, the constant theme in American healthcare is variability. That is why the prices in the United States are expressed as a range.  All of this means there are about as many price tags for that hypertension checkup as there are insurers and providers. There's one party — the provider who provides the service. They each have their own master list [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:52:39+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: , |0 Comments

ADDRESSING THE TOTAL COST OF HEALTH CARE

Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue. [1] [2] If we break down the components of that concern, one area where a good majority of voters are “very concerned” is the total cost of health care. VERY CONCERNED-Total Health Care Cost Health care cost have increased to 18% of our Gross National Product[3] Since 1960 when the cost of health care was a mere 5 percent of [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:51:40+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

HEALTH CARE CONCERNS – LOSING ACCESS TO THE DOCTOR OF YOUR CHOICE

Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue. [1] [2] If we break down the components of that concern, one of the issues is losing access to the doctor of your choice. Concerned - Seeing the Doctor of Your Choice The ability to see the doctor of your choice is called ACCESS. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, here is where you obtain your ACCESS to the doctor [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:51:48+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

LOSING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID – Part B: Medicaid

Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue. [1] [2] If we break down the components of that concern, one of the issues is losing Medicare/Medicaid. This discussion is brought to you in part by the official CMS website. Medicare and Medicaid are two of the health care pieces that are paid for by the government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:51:56+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

LOSING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID – Part A: Medicare

Nationally voters rank health care as the top issue. [1] [2] If we break down the components of that concern, one of the issues is losing Medicare/Medicaid. This discussion is brought to you in part by the official CMS website. Medicare and Medicaid are two of the health care pieces that are paid for by the government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:52:04+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

ADDRESSING HEALTH CARE CONSUMER’S CONCERNS

Tectonic Plates Added to the preferred hierarchy of seating arrangements is the "X" factor.  These are the often-out-of-your-control occurrences. In the American Healthcare “System”, these are the tectonic plates moving under our 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 be earthquakes here. What are the tectonic plates currently roiling under [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:52:11+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

WELCOME TO AMERICA’S GAME OF BASEBALL AND TECTONIC PLATES

What are people concerned about? HEALTHCARE! A basic question that requires an answer is just what is health insurance?  Depending upon which side of the aisle (Democrat/Republican/Independent), your socioeconomic status, which way you lean (right/left/centrist), whether you are an employee or employer, whether you are a Veteran or active duty/retiree, American Indian or Alaskan Native, a senior citizen, a millennial, Gen X, baby boomer, or none of the above; [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:52:19+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Categories: Healthcare|1 Comment