What would penicillin cost under value-based pricing, a system in which drug makers set prices based on the benefits of their products to consumers and the larger society, rather than drugs’ costs of production? 59 more words
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As payers and providers wage war over reimbursement rates for medical services, patients have been increasingly strapped with unanticipated healthcare bills that can have detrimental financial effects. 213 more words
Increased cost-sharing, particularly high deductibles, lead patients to neglect necessary healthcare, according to a position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP).
“The effects are particularly pronounced among those with low incomes and the very sick,” said Nitin S. 142 more words
Balancing the Books: How Affordable Is Health Insurance Through Covered California When Local Cost of Living Is Taken Into Account?
Subsidies offered through the health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have reduced the cost of health insurance for millions of Californians. 194 more words
Rising cost-sharing for people with health insurance has drawn a good deal of public attention in recent years.156 more words
With 91% of the population now covered by some form of health insurance, and the coverage rate higher in some states, the next big debate in health policy could be about the adequacy of coverage. 144 more words
Last night’s undecided election results raise many questions – and doctors will say: we told you so.
Family doctors have made it very clear during the lead-up to the federal election that it’s crucial for governments to invest in primary care to keep Australians well and out of hospital. 592 more words