Regarding the Jan. 11 editorial “What's behind the out-of-pocket cost problem,” it is important to understand that the “out-of-pocket cost problem” does not affect all people equally.
Regarding the recent article “Obama administration's proposed insurance reforms incite industry backlash," let's not forget one of the biggest reasons for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: insurance company abuses.
Regarding Modern Healthcare's Year in Review coverage “High drug prices emerge as 2015's top issue,” rapidly rising drug prices is one of the most pressing issues facing consumers, physicians and hospitals.
Regarding the recent feature “Company doctoring” which focused on healthcare costs, let's not overlook another key component to managing cost: coordination of care with the employee's regular primary-care provider, if the worker has one.
The Dec. 7 editorial “Tackle gun violence like other public health problems” misses the point. Violence is the public health problem, not guns. Guns are only a symptom.
Regarding the recent online commentary “Drop Medicaid 'best price' drug rules in favor of value-based strategies,” “value-based pricing” sounds mellow until one comes to the challenge of putting a dollar value on, say, a quality-adjusted life year (QALY) for, say, a Medicaid...
The recent article “Two more Pioneer ACOs exit as new CMS model emerges” raises good questions about why half of the original 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations have dropped out of the program.
The Nov. 9 editorial “A green light for attacking Obamacare” is an excellent piece, and I agree with its assessment of the situation.
Regarding the Oct. 26 editorial “A bungled bundle”, bundled payments are nothing new.
Regarding the recent article “Top EHR vendors agree to interoperability metrics”, if vendors had focused on this from the start, we could be avoiding all this catch-up now.
Regarding the recent editorial “Keep the Cadillac tax”, the so-called Cadillac tax, unfortunately, gets caught in the cross-currents of three economic concerns, not all compatible with each other.
Regarding the Sept. 28 article “Medicare Advantage plans need better network adequacy oversight: GAO”, I have been following the debate on the changes in Medicare Advantage plans, especially in light of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.