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Don't overlook impact of consumer-driven healthcare, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 20, 2015

Regarding the recent Comment/Guest Expert, “Higher employee cost-sharing could undermine job-based coverage system”, the Commonwealth Fund's Dr. David Blumenthal addressed many salient facts and issues relating to employer-based health insurance in his editorial.

Higher employee cost-sharing could undermine job-based coverage system

Higher employee cost-sharing could undermine job-based coverage system

By Dr. David Blumenthal  |  June 06, 2015

Most non-elderly Americans—about 156 million of us—get health insurance through our jobs, or that of a spouse or parent. But job-based insurance is a two-sided coin: It represents both a major benefit for American workers and a major expense for their employers.

Will Medicare and Medicaid predict ACA's future?

Will Medicare and Medicaid predict ACA's future?

By Harris Meyer  |  May 23, 2015

While politicians debate the future of Medicare and Medicaid, few question that those programs are here to stay. It's easy to forget how controversial the idea of government healthcare programs was for most of the 20th century, and how many decades it took to enact the programs.

More underinsured as high deductibles proliferate

More underinsured as high deductibles proliferate

By Melanie Evans  |  May 20, 2015

High deductibles are increasingly the reason U.S. households are underinsured and more likely to struggle with medical debt and unmet medical need, the Commonwealth Fund reports.

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