Containing Health Costs In A Consumer-based Model
- Consumer health care spending in 2001. // Compensation & Working Conditions;Dec2002, pN.PAG
Reports on the increase in consumer spending on health care in the U.S. in year 2001. Comparison of the 2001 increase and 1996 to 1999 period.
- A look at cost vs. commissions. // Wallaces Farmer;Mar2011, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p49
The article examines the possibility that the insurance industry in the U.S. is more interested in collecting commissions rather than controlling health care costs for consumers.
- Spending Trends. // Pharmaceutical Executive;Aug2007, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p26
The article focuses on the study on consumer's spending for prescription drugs in the U.S. for 2005. The study reveals that there has been a five-fold increase in the spending for prescription drugs by Americans when the 1990's $40.3 billion spent was compared to $200.7 billion spent in 2005....
- BY THE NUMBERS: KEEPING THE STATUS QUO. MAYER, KATHRYN // Benefits Selling;Jan2013, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p13
A chart is presented that shows the percentage of U.S. consumers choosing a particular option to reduce health care costs.
- Consumer-directed healthcare bandwagon loses steam. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare Executive;Jul2007, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p40
The article reports on the decreased enthusiasm of consumers to consumer-directed healthcare (CDHC) programs in the U.S. It states that despite earlier promises that CDHC would reduce healthcare spending by encouraging more efferent purchase of health services, consumer confusion and higher...
- Consumer Use Often Depends on Age. // Point for Credit Union Research & Advice;11/1/2005, p5
This article focuses on the role of age in the way consumers use home equity loans in the U.S. Seven percent said they had use loan proceeds for covering baby-related expenses. Nineteen percent said the loans would be ideal for healthcare expenses while 20% said they would use them for college...
- Consumer-Driven Health Plans: New Developments and the Long Road Ahead. Scheffler, Richard M.; Felton, Mistique C. // Business Economics;Jul2006, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p44
The continued rise in U.S. healthcare spending, along with growth in the number of uninsured, has spurred the move toward consumer-driven health plans. We review new legislation covering such plans, analyze their penetration in the marketplace, and predict their growth. We also use current...
- US consumers rate quality over costs of healthcare. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;3/31/2012, Issue 650, p10
The article reports on a study in the U.S. which found that consumers are more interested in the quality of healthcare than in the costs.
- Are Health Care Costs Crippling Consumers? // Insurance Networking News;May2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p10
The article reports on the study conducted by Deloitte LLP which shows that consumers in the U.S. spend about 14.7% more on health care than what the government reveals.