Trump’s New Executive Order: Unleashing HSAs For Direct Primary Care

You might have missed this big news because the media .08/04/2019 8:11:46AM EST. — Read on townhall.com/columnists/chadsavage/2019/08/03/trumps-new-executive-order-unleashing-hsas-for-direct-primary-care-n2551034

D is for Distortion: Medicare Part D’s $2 Billion Problem — 46brooklyn Research

Overall, we estimate that of the $1.08 billion in total Part D spend on this drug, only $434 million was for the drug – the remaining $648 million went to the supply chain. 2016 PART D SPENDING ON ARIPIPRAZOLE NADAC Ing. Cost ($434M) Markup ($648M) — Read on http://www.46brooklyn.com/research/2019/3/20/d-is-for-distortion

I hate it when patients get ripped off

As so many of us are aware, the cost of healthcare, basic primary care, is skyrocketing.  Patients are at the mercy of the industry pricing and they rarely know the cost before deciding to seek care.  Many times the charged price is 10 times as much as the negotiated rate set by insurance companies and … Continue reading I hate it when patients get ripped off

Can’t Afford Health Insurance? Americans Rig Their Own Safety Net – Bloomberg

Consumers frustrated by high costs are bypassing the bureaucracy with patchwork plans. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-22/priced-out-of-health-insurance-americans-rig-their-own-safety-nets

I’ll say it again, ‘Health insurance is not the same as healthcare.’

It's not just the uninsured — it's also the cost of health care Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation It's not just the uninsured — it's also the cost of health care https://graphics.axios.com/2018-08-16-kff-uninsured/2018-08-16-kff-uninsured.html?initialWidth=848&childId=av-2018-08-16-kff-uninsured-XH6YW&parentTitle=It%27s%20not%20just%20the%20uninsured%20%E2%80%94%20it%27s%20also%20the%20cost%20of%20health%20care%20-%C2%A0Axios&parentUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.axios.com%2Fnot-just-uninsured-cost-of-health-care-cdcb4c02-0864-4e64-b745-efbe5b4b7efc.html Data: Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios We still have an uninsured problem in the U.S., but we have a far broader health … Continue reading I’ll say it again, ‘Health insurance is not the same as healthcare.’

The tide is changing

As an advocate of free market principles in healthcare, I've pushed for clear transparent pricing for all sorts of services.  Naysayers argue that in the time of crisis a patient shouldn't be asking "How much to treat my heart attack at that hospital?"  I agree.  However, a large amount of healthcare is not delivered during … Continue reading The tide is changing

Is Single Payer the Future of Healthcare?

Here's a good debate from December 5, 2017 on the subject. Is single payer the next step in American health care? What alternative approaches can we explore? The Dole Institute Student Advisory Board will examine differing systems and the future of U.S. health care policy with special guests Dr. Joshua Freeman and Dr. Josh Umbehr. … Continue reading Is Single Payer the Future of Healthcare?

Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

November 1st marks the start of Healthcare.gov's annual open enrollment period.  Here's an example of what our neighbors who don't qualify for a subsidy should expect.  For an  average small business owner family (two parents, two school age kids) with no subsidies, they have this to look forward to. It is incredibly demoralizing to think … Continue reading Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

Employers lower healthcare spending with Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care membership

Trinity Medical Associates offers two  excellent options for employers seeking to lower their healthcare spending while maintaining a high level of employee care and accountability. The first choice is a Trinity Onsite Clinic.  We can setup, staff, and operate a full service primary care office within your facility.  With a Trinity provider onsite during the … Continue reading Employers lower healthcare spending with Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care membership

Article: Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself

Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself I could write a good review of this as it is an excellent read on healthcare economics.  This truly complex topic can be simplified by using a few easy analogies and these four quotes.  I'd highly recommend you read it for yourself though. … Continue reading Article: Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself