Despite news of reduced competition and higher premium rates, the federal government argues most consumers will be able to find marketplace coverage for $75 a month or less.
Nearly seven-eighths of the country's top healthcare leaders favor the government taking a bigger role in curbing the rising cost of prescription drugs, while nearly all say that the two-year runup in drug prices has hurt their bottom lines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Farzad Mostashari has come out against a provision in a proposed CMS rule that would significantly weaken a requirement for healthcare providers to promote patient access to their healthcare information.
Modern Healthcare's 11th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in many ways reflects the transformation of healthcare over the past several years.
How many Americans have an advance care directive? It may be time for those asking the question to get more specific so more meaningful data can be collected.