Tag Archives: Costs

American families pay $8,000 ‘poll tax’ to cover health care costs, economists argue – Fox Business

Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says ‘more transparency in pricing’ would reduce the cost of health care in the U.S. FOX Business’ David Asman, CEO of 1 Empire Group John Burnett, former investment banker Carol Roth and former Obama economic adviser Robert Wolf respond. American families are essentially paying an $ 8,000 tax to cover… Read More »

How changing Affordable Care Act rules affected health insurance premium costs

People in rural areas of the U.S. who receive subsidies to buy health insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces pay less in premiums than their counterparts in urban areas, a flip that occurred in 2018 and has been widening since, according to an analysis by University of Pittsburgh, Duke University and University of Minnesota health… Read More »

PBMs: Driving Up Costs and Lowering Quality Care in America

As drug prices sky rocket, the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in health care has been debated and analyzed. Governmental agencies, pharmaceutical executives and insurance providers have all joined the conversation to suggest a quick fix. Yet, among the proposed solutions, we see a stark absence of physician perspective. As a physician myself, I… Read More »