Category Archives: Cost of Health Care

A look at the cost of health care PIE—in the USA

According to KaiserEDU.org (See link below), there are three primary drivers of healthcare cost increases in recent years: Technology and prescription drugs — Some analysts state that the availability of more expensive, state-of-the-art medical technologies and drugs fuels health care … Continue reading

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Are corporate wellness programs working?

In my opinion, they’re not even scratching the surface. What’s missing? Even though almost ALL large companies have some kind of formalized wellness program in place, the average health care cost per employee continues to increase at about 6% a … Continue reading

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Cancer “Breakthroughs” that Cost Too Much and Do Too Little

That was a recent headline in Newsweek & Daily Beast We hear news about cancer every day—often many stories on any given day…and not just during October, which is breast cancer month. We’ve become obsessed with cancer and most of … Continue reading

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80-20 Rule. When it comes to the cost of health care.

According to information published by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services: Half of the population spends little or nothing on health care, while 5 percent of the population spends almost half of the total amount. According to … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act. How much do you really know?

Preparing for the healthcare portion of the Romney/Obama debates. Like most Americans, I know very little about the nation’s Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as ObamaCare. But I have a friend in Massachusetts who may know more about … Continue reading

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“Rationing” the treatment of cancer has already begun.

From a 7-29-12 editorial in the Los Angeles Times, near the end of a piece about cancer, they mention the dreaded “rationing” word. Access to healthcare already is being rationed to some extent by insurance companies, and not always in … Continue reading

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Projected “doctor shortage” driven by new health law.

Our $2.7 trillion “disease care” business is about to get bigger. Due to 30 million new patients accompanying our new health care law, the experts are projecting a severe shortage of doctors in many parts of the country. From a … Continue reading

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