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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People in the US Pay the Highest Health-related Taxes in the World

Americans Currently Pay the Highest Health-related Taxes in the World “..Americans pay the world’s highest health-related taxes. Yet many perceive that US health care financing system is predominantly private, in contrast to the universal tax-funded health care systems in nations such as Canada, France, or the United Kingdom. By 2024, government expenditures in the United […]

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