Archive for March 2015

The High Cost of Healthcare: Disconnection

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Last week we discussed how employers can work with employees to reduce healthcare costs through increased pricing transparency. Today’s focus is on the power employers have to effect change with health plan carriers, service providers and healthcare professionals. Below is a simplified overview of five complex relationships that influence the healthcare equation. Disconnection between employers…

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High Cost of Healthcare: Pricing Transparency

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The second of a four part series Each year in the United States, companies spend over $300 billion more in healthcare costs than they need to according to the 2012 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundationreport. The Kaiser Foundation survey reviewed the costs of knee and hip replacement surgeries, and what they discovered was shocking. Prices…

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High Cost of Healthcare: Chronic Disease

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The first of a four-part series Despite sweeping changes under the Affordable Care Act, healthcare in the U.S. is still a system in crisis. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimate that U.S. healthcare spending will reach nearly $5 trillion – or 20 percent of GDP – by 2021. One of the biggest…

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NAHU 2015 Capitol Conference – The Future of Healthcare

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Last week, we traveled to Washington DC to attend the National Association of Health Underwriters’ 2015 Capitol Conference. It’s a trip we look forward to every year – not just for the opportunity to break out our coats and scarves, but also for the chance to make our voices heard and lobby for health reform…

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