How ready are we for Reform?
- Current Health Care Strategies Target Access, Affordability--Yet Again. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;8/4/2003, Vol. 107 Issue 31, p33
Reports on the priority of health care strategies on the accessibility of care and affordability of medical cost in the U.S. Response to private health care insurance premium increases; Call for tax deductibility of money contributed to health savings security accounts; Offering of...
- Medicare under pressure to cut costs. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare Executive;Oct2005, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p16
Reports that the rise in expenditures will increase payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans Percentage increase in Medicare Part B premium in 2006; Reason for the increase in expenditures; Possible consequences if the U.S. Congress cancels a scheduled reduction in Medical payments to physicians.
- Covering costs. Fong, Tony // Modern Healthcare;6/9/2003, Vol. 33 Issue 23, p12
Focuses on the findings of a study about the cost of covering the medically uninsured in the U.S. Estimate on the cost of universal coverage; Number of U.S. citizens who lack healthcare insurance; Proposals to reform the nation's healthcare system.
- STICKER SHOCK. Reed, Vita // Orange County Business Journal;8/2/2004, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p20
Focuses on consumer-driven health plans in the United States. Idea behind the movement; Consumer-driven plans created by healthcare plan players in a bid to lower medical costs; Challenges in the consumer-driven market; Outcomes of a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change...
- Election Central ISSUE: HEALTH CARE. // Weekly Reader News - Edition 4;9/24/2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p6
This article focuses on the issue of health care. The costs of health care and prescription drugs in the United States keep rising. Many Americans can't afford health insurance, which covers some medical costs when people are sick. Both candidates want to make sure that all Americans, including...
- Health care spending case study. // Benefits Selling;Sep2013, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p22
Charts and statistics are presented based on the health care spending case study conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute of a single large employer in the Midwest which adopted a high-deductible health plan with a health savings over a five-year period.
- A new safety incentive. Brennan, Troyen; Liss, Don // Modern Healthcare;3/3/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p26
This article explains that making healthcare safer is one area where there is vigorous agreement among all constituents and it is critical to improving the quality of life for patients and should reduce medical costs. The good news is that there are established ways to achieve this goal. Each...
- The impact of stakeholder values and power relations on community-based health insurance coverage: qualitative evidence from three Senegalese case studies. Mladovsky, Philipa; Ndiaye, Pascal; Ndiaye, Alfred; Criel, Bart // Health Policy & Planning;Jul2015, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p768
Continued low rates of enrolment in community-based health insurance (CBHI) suggest that strategies proposed for scaling up are unsuccessfully implemented or inadequately address underlying limitations of CBHI. One reason may be a lack of incorporation of social and political context into CBHI...
- Exploring Consumer-Driven Health Care Plans. McLaughlin, K. Brian // Business NH Magazine;Sep2004, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p32
Discusses the Consumer-Driven Health-Care Plans (CDHP) in New Hampshire. Main purposes of the accounts; Factors driving health-care increases; Types of CDHP; Comparison of health-care accounts.