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Should health insurance include primary care?

July 14, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

Insurance protects against losses from unexpected events. Health insurance that protects against the unlikely risk of major surgery or hospitalization makes sense, since the financial impact of a major medical […]

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The way we bill people for health care services is broken and it’s time to fix it

June 23, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

A physician is billed $10,000 for a COVID-19 test by his own organization, and the insurer paid the full amount (it costs about $8 to perform the test). A nurse’s […]

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The new triple alliance: Employer, employee and primary care

Dec. 9, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

More than half of Americans receive health insurance through their employer. Two-thirds of covered workers are insured by companies that assume all the risk for health care costs and do […]

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It’s about the employer insurance market: 5 ways to lower health care costs for the majority of Americans

Nov. 11, 2020 / By Matt Gallivan

Political leaders have spent the last decade furiously debating the future of the health care system, while ignoring the elephant in the room: the employer insurance market. The U.S. population […]

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The new triple threat: COVID-19, health disparities and high prices

June 29, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

The intersection of a novel virus, health disparities across our communities and rising health care prices presents a formidable challenge to the U.S. health care system. COVID-19 is new, but […]

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Flying to the hospital and getting treated for air ambulance sticker shock

July 10, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Patients are charged around $1,200 for an ambulance ride to the hospital, while the median price of an air ambulance for privately insured patients is $36,400. Why is the price […]

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Given the need to reduce unnecessary costs in health care, what value do health insurance plans add?

Oct. 29, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Consumer-directed health care is the idea that a person armed with good information will select the right services from the best provider of that service and this will translate to […]