Democratic senators, several of whom are themselves avid traders in healthcare stocks, were right to roast HHS secretary designee Dr. Tom Price for his unseemly plunges into individual healthcare equities.
Despite repeated warnings from conservative realists, the Senate and House last week put in motion an Obamacare “repeal and delay” strategy that would destabilize the individual health insurance markets that provide coverage for over 11 million Americans.
In a May 2016 paper in the journal Academic Medicine, I described moving to the “third curve” of healthcare. The first curve is traditional fee-for-service medicine.
Regarding the article “GOP lawmakers eye cuts in 'optional' Medicaid benefits” (ModernHealthcare.com, Jan. 13), the trouble with block grants, reducing benefits or eligibility, or even reducing prescription drug prices is that they do nothing to solve the underlying problems.
In 2016, there were 106 major healthcare data breaches attributed to hackers. Those breaches exposed 13.5 million individuals' records. The average cost to a healthcare organization for loss of a single record was $402. Doing the math, that's $2.8 billion spent on those hacking incidents alone.