Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What I’m Reading: Becker’s Hospital Review

I recently posted about the increased prevalence of high deductible health plans. Apparently, a HDHP, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. The writer below says that HDHPs are not taking over as quickly as they should. Also of note, we are back on the “healthcare costs are rising too fast to be sustainable” mantra. We had low healthcare inflation from 2009 to 2013 but it is hard for an alcoholic accustomed to drinking heavily for four decades to stay off the bottle. A single payor system would maintain sobriety.

Article: Why the ‘new normal’ for healthcare cost growth isn’t sustainable


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