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How Do The Current Universal Healthcare Models Rank?

When comparing data from all the major healthcare models in other countries, how do these models rank?  If you crunch the numbers obtained from the number crunchers, simply stated: All the other models of health care have a greater ROI than our current model. If we use the data from a very complete and thorough comparison of existing health plan models not being practiced in the United States, here [...]

By | 2019-08-20T09:53:53+00:00 August 20th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

A Look at Other Healthcare Delivery Models

If competition may not be the best way to approach our American healthcare in transition, what would? Perhaps we need to take a look at other healthcare delivery models besides our current Multi-Payer model?[1] And what type of scorecard should we use? Perhaps RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) might be a better way to approach our choices. ROI has four main basis of competition discussed previously:  PRICE (COST)  CONSUMER CHOICE [...]

By | 2019-08-06T09:41:01+00:00 August 6th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|Tags: |0 Comments

So, what should our FOURTH PARTY DECISION MAKERS do?

Let us address a common “wisdom” being espoused by decision makers of the Republican persuasion in Congress. Greater transparency More choice for consumers Competition to decrease cost  WHAT BASIS COMPETITION?[1] What do these product lines look like?[2] 1:  PRICE-The primary consideration Why are we concerned about competition based on PRICE? The raising cost of health care, currently $3.65 trillion dollars in 2018 or roughly $11,212 per capita.[3] And how does [...]

By | 2019-07-23T11:19:14+00:00 July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Democrats Reveal Their Healthcare Proposal — Will It Work?

The Democrats have revealed their  “Medicare for All” Proposal.[1] WILL IT WORK? Health coverage for all Americans to include premiums, copays and deductibles Expansion of Medicare to younger Americans essentially replacing both Medicaid (low income/disabled) and employer-paid (workers) healthcare coverage The current for-profit healthcare insurance model would be reduced to supplying supplemental coverage only, which will not go unnoticed by the FOURTH PARTY decision makers whose job it is [...]

By | 2019-07-09T10:13:24+00:00 July 9th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

The Republican “End Run” on Our Health Plans

One Administration END RUN has been struck down.[1] A federal judge ruled against the Trump administration's highly touted small-business health insurance plan, calling it an "end run" around consumer protections provided by the Affordable Care Act. At issue in the latest ruling are so-called "association health plans," in which businesses and sole proprietors can band together to offer lower-cost coverage that doesn't provide all the benefits required under the Affordable [...]

By | 2019-07-09T10:13:54+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Where Do the Decision Makers Sit on the Political Fence?

Where do the decision makers sit on the political fence?[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] “Republicans have no intention of heeding President Trump’s urgent demands for a new health-care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, fearing the potential political damage that such a proposal could cause in 2020 and hoping he will soon drop the idea, according to interviews with numerous GOP lawmakers, legislative staffers and administration aides.” The [...]

By | 2019-07-09T10:14:04+00:00 June 11th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments

Medicare for all Scenarios

All aspects of our current For Profit Healthcare Insurance Model would be impacted.  In the PROVIDER (FIRST PARTY) community, hospitals have a profit related concern.  Medicare’s lower rates may markedly reduce revenues and “ disrupt the delicate balance of cross-subsidization between higher commercial rates and lower government rates.[1]  What is also interesting in this NAVIGANT article are the enrollment scenarios which are included. These may serve as a prognostication [...]

By | 2019-05-14T14:14:14+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Categories: Healthcare|0 Comments