Low Income Workers Spend a Higher % of Income on Insurance for Less Coverage than Middle and High Income Workers

Low Income Workers Spend a Higher % of Income on Insurance for Less Coverage than Middle and High Income Workers “..But compared to middle and upper-income employees, low-income workers are often offered less robust coverage, get less employer help with their premiums, and must pay a greater share of their income toward health care costs. […]

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25% of Healthcare Spending is Wasteful– $760-$935 Billion Annually

25% of Healthcare Spending is Wasteful– $760-$935 Billion Annually “Findings  The review yielded 71 estimates from 54 unique peer-reviewed publications, government-based reports, and reports from the gray literature. Computations yielded the following estimated ranges of total annual cost of waste: failure of care delivery, $102.4 billion to $165.7 billion; failure of care coordination, $27.2 billion to […]

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Public Healthcare Systems Show a Faster Decrease in Preventable Mortality than Healthcare Systems with Private Provision

Public Healthcare Systems Show a Faster Decrease in Preventable Mortality than Healthcare Systems with Private Provision “..RESULTS:   The results showed a clear decline in SDRs in all 22 health care systems between 2000 and 2014 although at different annual changes (slopes). Regression analysis showed that there was a significant difference among the slopes according to […]

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In 2009, Practices Spent $68,274 Per Physician Interacting With Insurance Plans

In 2009, Practices Spent $68,274 Per Physician Interacting With Insurance Plans. “..When time is converted to dollars, practices spent an average of $68,274 per physician per year interacting with health plans (Exhibit 3). The median value was $51,043. Although per physician costs are lower in practices of ten or more physicians, there was not a […]

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Medicare Patients More Satisfied than those with Employer and Marketplace Insurance

Medicare patients more satisfied than those with employer and marketplace insurance “This article provides evidence that people with employer-sponsored coverage were more likely than Medicare beneficiaries to forgo needed care, experience access problems due to cost, encounter medical bill problems, and be less satisfied with their coverage… …After adjustment for poverty status, health status, and […]

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Quality of Employer-sponsored Health Insurance is Declining

Quality of Employer-Sponsored Insurance Is Declining, Placing Workers at Risk for Catastrophic Costs  “…In addition to rising premiums, many workers have experienced increased out-of-pocket costs and decreased options for in-network health care providers, doctors and hospitals. One study found that the percentage of working-age adults with insurance through their job who were underinsured—meaning they face […]

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Employer-based Health Insurance is Expensive and Shrinking

Employer-based Insurance is Expensive and Shrinking  Employee-Paid Premiums are Rising  Premiums continue to rise rapidly for employer-sponsored insurance, creating challenges for both employees and employers. Even when employers contribute the same percentage to their employees’ health insurance premiums year after year, rising premiums mean that workers’ paychecks continue to shrink. A recent survey found that […]

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