Come Together – A Health Policy Prescription from the Bipartisan Policy Center

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Among all Americans, the most popular approach for improving the health care in the U.S. It would be to improve the current health care system, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s research reported in a Bipartisan Rx for America’s Health Care.

Executive Spotlight—Don Berwick on how federal health policy is 'backpedaling'

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Don Berwick, former CMS administrator and co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, sat down with FierceHealthcare to discuss the current health policy landscape

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From Medicaid to price transparency, here are the 5 biggest health policy controversies in 2019

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Washington provided a lot of drama for the payer and provider industries in 2019 with unexpected transparency requirements, payment cuts and major uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act

One Health Policy Researcher on the Current State of Blockchain in Healthcare, and its Potential Future

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Tim Mackey, an associate professor of global public health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and an academic researcher on blockchain, discusses the complexities of blockchain adoption in healthcare

Waking Up a Health Consumer in the COVID-19 Era

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His remarks focused largely on an immigration and travel policy versus science, triaging, testing and treatment of the virus itself. First, foremost, Americans are concerned about the impact of a disease outbreak on their health, personal finances and the U.S.

Lockdown Economics for U.S. Health Consumers

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remain home for the immediate term, our home economics blur into their personal health economics in the #COVID19 era in several respects: physically, to be sure; fiscally; and emotionally. The moderate scenario would pressure profits but not lead to a loss for major health plans.

How Coronavirus Is Re-Shaping Consumer Behavior, From the Amusement Park to the Voting Booth

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consumer confidence, both in terms of financial markets and personal health risks. Telehealth industry stakeholders have come together in the interest of connected health to advocate for telehealth to help people access care, expertise and support in the immediate term.

The 3 A’s That Millennials Want From Healthcare: Affordability, Accessibility, Availability

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With lower expectations of and satisfaction with health care, Millennials in America seek three things: available, accessible, and affordable services, research from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies has found. Health will continue to be a lightning rod for U.S.

West Virginia Was the Last State to ID a COVID-19 Positive Patient; The States’ Residents Are At Highest Risk for Severe Reaction to C19

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And the health citizens of West Virginia would be at greatest risk for having a severe reaction to the coronavirus. health plans and providers. Broadband connectivity is also a new social determinant of health , as I’ve been evangelizing for several years.

Wasted: $1 of Every $4 Spent on Health Care In America

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health care system, calculating that 25% of medical spending in America is wasted. economy is wasted spending by the health care system and its stakeholders. health care. health care system mightily. health care.

The Pace of Tech-Adoption Grows Among Older Americans, AARP Finds – But Privacy Concerns May Limit Adoption

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About four in 10 people 50+ are interested in “purchasing” (the word used in the AARP survey) several digital health innovations: Communicating with a health care provider that you’ve taken a medication as prescribed.

Consumers Seek Benefits From Food, a Personal Social Determinant of Health

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wrestle with accessing and paying for medical benefits, there’s another sort of health benefit people increasingly understand, embrace, and consume: food-as-medicine. The post Consumers Seek Benefits From Food, a Personal Social Determinant of Health appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

The COVID19 Consumer: #AloneTogether and More Health Aware

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Department of Health and Human Services on the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, published March 13, 2020, forecasts a plan looking 18 months out. Health Populi’s Hot Points: In the U.S.,

The 2020 Social Determinants of Health: Connectivity, Art, Air and Love

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the health/care ecosystem warmly embraced social determinants of health as a concept in 2019. A few of the mainstreaming-of-SDoH signposts in 2019 were: Cigna studying and focusing in on loneliness as a health and wellness risk factor. health care delivery. Across the U.S.,

How Consumers Look At Social Determinants of Health for Cancer, Diabetes and Mental Health

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Enlightened health/care industry and public policy stakeholders have begun to embrace and address social determinants of health. Bridging Gaps to Build Healthy Communities , a study from the Anthem Public Policy Institute, responds to this question.

In A Nation “At War” with the C19 Virus, Partisan Healthcare Differences Persist

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asks and answers an NBC News/Commonwealth Fund Health Care Poll published on 20th March 2020. health consumers. Health Populi’s Hot Points: In the past several weeks, two realities face the health care industry and financial services: the last of personal protective equipment and ventilators, and the precipitous decline in the stock market. health citizens. More Democrats would want to get tested for the coronavirus (C19) than would Republicans.

Estimates of COVID-19 Medical Costs in the US: $20K for inpatient stay, $1300 OOP costs

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In the midst of growing inpatient admissions and test results for COVID-19, Congress is working as I write this post to finalize a round of legislation to help Americans with the costs-of-living and (hopefully) health care in a national, mandated, clarifying way.

USA Today Finds Hidden Common Ground Among Americans For Health Care

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“We need to demand our health citizenship. ” This is the start of my column, Americans, let’s claim our health care rights , published by USA Today today. Thus far, the series has covered climate change, and this month health care.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

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Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system.

The Ill Health of Rural Hospitals in Four Charts

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hospitals are in poor fiscal health. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The nine key high-impact factors suggest areas where rural hospitals could risk-manage for their survival. Time to re-imagine as the future of rural health and healthcare.

Finances Are the Top Cause of Stress, and HSAs Aren’t Helping Much

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The bottom line is that one-half of working people are more concerned about how they will save for future health care expenses. The most prevalent stress in the American workforce is financial, far ahead of other causes like job, relationship, or health.

What We Know We Know About ZIP Codes, Food, and Deaths of Despair – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 3

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” That’s the first sentence of Chapter 7 in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen. Chapter 7 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , is titled, “ZIP Codes, Genetic Codes, Food and Health.”

Retail Pricing in U.S. Health Care? Why Transparency Is Hard to Do

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“It’s the prices stupid,” Uwe Reinhardt and Gerard Anderson and colleagues asserted in the title their seminal Health Affairs manifesto on U.S. And that’s how health care politics and economics in America roll these days. Health Care?

Job #1 for Next President: Reduce Health Care Costs – Commonwealth Fund & NBC News Poll

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adults say lowering the cost of health care in America should be high priority for the next American president, according to a poll from The Commonwealth Fund and NBC News. The first chart illustrates that lowering health care costs is a priority that crosses political parties.

A Uniting Issue in the United States is Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

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Health care continues to be the top-ranked voting issue in the U.S. adults’ perspectives on health care, and this month’s January 2020 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll explores Americans’ views on broad healthcare reform plans and specific medical policy issues.

Health Consumers Expect Healthcare to be Digital (and Secure), Philips Future Health Index Finds

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Health care system financing, delivery, and workflows widely vary across nations around the world. Being Philips, what underpins that quality and experience is technology; Philips explored telehealth, AI, digital health records (DHRs), and other digital health tools that can engage patients.

The Book on Deaths of Despair – Deaton & Case On Education, Pain, Work and the Future of Capitalism

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The mantra that “your ZIP code is more important than your genetic code” has gone mainstream (and it’s a key pillar in my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumers to Health Citizens. Health Populi’s Hot Points: I draft this post on Monday 9th March 2020.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

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The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. It is clear that there’s no better use case for digital/tele/virtual health than what is unfolding right now. Health Populi’s Hot Points: So, can the U.S.

A Tale of Two Americas as Told by the 2019 OECD Report on Health

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That’s what came to my mind when reading the latest global health report from the OECD, Health at a Glance 2019 , which compares the United States to other nations’ health care outcomes, risk factors, access metrics, and spending. health care versus the OECD peer nations.

Being Transparent About Healthcare Transparency – My Post on the Medecision Blog

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With new rules emanating from the White House this month focusing on health care price transparency, health care costs are in the spotlight at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

What the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics Teach Us About Health

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The trio then tested different combinations of factors adding into different groups remedial tutoring, access to credit (especially microcredit programs), technology, and health care services, along with new models for teacher accountability and school governance.

Most Americans Concerned About Coronavirus Impact on Economy & Families, and Not a “Hoax”

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But most Americans also get the politicized nature of the coronavirus and say they’re less likely to vote for President Trump in November based on his handling of the public health threat, according to a just-released survey from Protect Our Care fielded by Public Policy Polling.

Can AI Make Healthcare Human Again? Dr. Topol Says “Yes”

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If you don’t know the work of Dr. Verghese, and since you’re reading the Health Populi blog, you must get to know Dr. V now. He follows up the promise of AI in chapter two, discussing the deep economic mess American health care is in.

Growing Support for Medicare for All – But Do People Really Understand What It Means?

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In the general election, Dach said, the health care debate will recalibrate on the gulf between the Republican zeal to overturn the ACA and “what the American people want.” ACA Health benefits Health Consumers Health costs Health policy Health politics Health reform Medicare

Learning from Dr. Eric Topol, Live from Medecision Liberation 2019

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Riffing on his great book, Deep Medicine: How AI Can Humanize Health Care , Eric started his talk donning my own professional hat as a heath economist, sharing data about America’s high health care spending with low ROI yield. “Bold thinking is great.

What the Pew Report on Trust and Distrust in America Means for Health/Care, El Paso and Dayton — Pogo Rears His Head Again

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I’ve tracked that social trend here in Health Populi each year since covering the Edelman Trust Barometer , which has traced the downward sloping curve on trust globally and certainly in the U.S. Health Populi’s Hot Points: This last point gives us some hope, perhaps.

In the U.S., Patients Consider Costs and Insurance Essential to Their Overall Health Experience

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assume the role of payor when they are enrolled in high-deductible health plans. adults 18 and over assessing peoples’ financial behaviors in the context of health care. Cost influenced two-thirds of patients in terms of their satisfaction with a physician or a health system.

Health Care Costs Concern Americans Approaching Retirement – Especially Women and Sicker People

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Even with the prospect of enrolling in Medicare sooner in a year or two or three, Americans approaching retirement are growing concerned about health care costs, according to a study in JAMA Network Open. People who are not in good health have a 4x greater risk in terms of affordability.

Our Mobile Health Data: Shared, Identifiable, and Privacy-Deprived

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As more mobile app users — consumers, patients, and caregivers — use these handy digital health tools, much of the data we share can be re-identified and monetized by third parties well beyond those we believe we’re sharing with.

Women’s Health Links to Financial Health: International Women’s Day 2020 in Health Context

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This translates into lower socioeconomic status for women, which diminishes overall health and well-being for women in America. Health is wealth and wealth, health, for people living in the U.S. March 8 is International Women’s Day. In the U.S.,