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

Health Populi

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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.

Gaps in Health Equity in America Are Growing

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There’s been a “clear lack of progress on health equity during the past 25 years in the United States,” asserts a data-rich analysis of trends conducted by two professors/researchers from UCLA’s School of Public Health.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

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Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart asked the ten candidates questions covering guns, butter (the economy), immigration, climate change, and of course, health care — what I’m focusing on in this post, the first of two-debate-days-in-a-row. health care.

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.

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.

A Matter of Trust, Perception, Risk, and Uncertainty – The Big Issues Raised by the Acquisition of PatientsLikeMe and Other Patient Data Transactions

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If you’re in health care and don’t live under a rock, you have probably heard that United Health Group (UHG) has acquired PatientsLikeMe (PLM). In the end, many people with serious health conditions want to know more about themselves and they sincerely want to help advance science.

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.

People Want to Flourish, Not Just Live – Speaking Health Politics to Real People

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“How should we define ‘health?'” Eight years later, in May 2019, I read Reimagining Health – Flourishing in the 7th May 2019 issue of JAMA with some feelings of déjà vu. And I daresay, health reform. ” a 2011 BMJ article asked.

Digital Health As A Basic Human Need – the Dentsu Digital Society Index 2019

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Psychological needs: While digital tech can enhance users’ sense and control of health and well-being, only 38% of people believe this need is met. This is why I so often repeat that broadband connectivity is a social determinant of health.

Medical Costs Are Consuming Americans’ Financial Health

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Healthcare Cost Crisis , a survey from West Health and Gallup. One in three Americans overall are concerned they won’t be able to pay for health care services or prescription drugs: that includes 35% of people who are insured, and 63% of those who do not have insurance.

Scaling the Social Determinants of Health – McKinsey and Kaiser’s Bold Move

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People who are in poor health or use more health care services are more likely to report multiple unmet social needs, such as food insecurity, unsafe neighborhoods, lack of good housing, social isolation, and poor transportation access, found through a survey conducted by McKinsey.

Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

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“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019. Health care consumerism is a central focus in my work, and so it’s no surprise that I’ve consumed every bit of this publication. [In

Most Americans Blame Drug Companies, Insurers, and Hospitals for High Health Care Costs

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citizens together is agreement that the cost of health care is too high in the country, and that pharma, health plans, and providers are to blame. Welcome to health politics in America as of March 2019, according to The Public and High U.S. Chan School of Public Health.

Health/Care Everywhere – Re-Imagining Healthcare at ATA 2019

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Ann Mond Johnson assumed the helm of CEO of ATA in 2018, and she’s issued a call-to-action across the health/care ecosystem for a delivery system upgrade. Hint: it will have a lot to do with data and analytics, and Dr. Cosgrove can speak to that as he’s joined Google Health as an advisor.

Having Health Insurance Is A Social Determinant of Health

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Health insurance was on the collective minds of American voters in the 2018 midterm elections. These were the two top health care issues among voters in late 2018, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll at the time assessed. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Do I state the obvious here?

Isn’t It Eyeconic? Vision Care in the Evolving Health Care Ecosystem

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The vision/optical industry is one piece of the health/care ecosystem, but the segment has not been as directly impacted by patients’ new consumer muscles until just about now. Frictionless retail is also an important paradigm for health care, an industry rife with friction.

World Health Day 2019: Let’s Celebrate Food, Climate, Insurance Coverage and Connectivity

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Today, 7 April, is World Health Day. With that in mind, I devote this post to three key social determinants of health (SDOH) that are top-of-mind for me these days: food for health, climate change, and universal health coverage. Why a World Health Day?

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Round 2 – Battle Royale for M4All vs Medicare for All Who Want It – What It Means for Industry

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But this was Round 2 of the debate, with ten more White House aspirants sharing views — sometimes sparring — on issues of immigration, economic justice, climate change, and once again health care playing a starring role from the start of the two-hour event.

In 2023, the U.S. Will Still Be the #1 Prescription Drug Spender in the World, IQVIA Forecasts

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paid for prescription drugs in 2018, with roughly four times the number of health citizens. More philanthropic organizations targeting neglected tropical and public health diseases.

Healthcare Costs Inspire Employer Activism and Employee Dissatisfaction – What PwC Found Behind the Numbers

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a year, PwC notes in their annual report, Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2020 from the firm’s Health Research Institute. ” In my own words, this is self-rationing health care due to cost. In the U.S.

Reducing Medical Errors with A Nationwide Unique Patient Identifier

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The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

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When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

Loving Wegmans and Amazon, Hating on the US Government: the Axios Harris Poll 100 in 2019

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FAANGs have fallen in the wake of “scandal, deception and corruption,” especially related to Facebook/Cambridge Analytica (which I discussed here in Health Populi). The death of the “processed marketplace” has led to a major trend in Health, Well and Fresh.

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

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In addition, America’s overweight and obesity epidemic results in lost worker productivity, mental health and sleep challenges, and lower quality of life for millions of Americans. can learn from the food culture, policy and economy of Italy when it comes to health.

Will Health Consumers Morph Into Health Citizens? HealthConsuming Explains, Part 5

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The last chapter (8) of HealthConsuming considers whether Americans can become “health citizens.” The text covered social, physical, and nutritional influences, and the concept of “place” for health and well-being. Hippocratic writings refer to the “health of the polis.”.

Shinola Welcomes Immigrants on the 4th of July: A Love Letter from Detroit to the World Via NYC

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Lady Liberty beckons to welcome the tired, the weary, and the ambitious to America in this Shinola video, made in my hometown Detroit. May this bring you joy and positive vibes on Independence Day 2018.

Americans Could Foster a Health Consumer Movement, Families USA Envisions

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” In 2018, 45% of Americans between 19 and 64 years of age were under-insured, facing relatively flat wage growth coupled with triple-digit health care cost increases over more than a decade.

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

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In the health care world, it is now commonly accepted that genes contribute less than half of the influence on peoples’ health status. The data tell this story: two-thirds of patients who self-report their health as excellent have low to no SDoH risk.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

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The Governor asserted this in the context of the role of protecting his fellow citizens for health and well-being, for equal rights, civility, and a hope of bringing people together. Think unity, think community, think health. …because it does.

Rationing Care in America: Cost Implications Getting to Universal Health Coverage

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In another survey, conducted by NPR collaborating with IBM Watson Health, younger people had more trouble paying for care than older people, the survey found. Consider the 2020 Presidential elections and calls for universal health care.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s a stark, sad reality that Americans are losing years of life that could be conserved. The post The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

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There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

Open Table for Health: Patients Are Online For Health Search and Physician Reviews

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The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. The biggest growth, Rock Health found, was for live phone telehealth, with 64% of respondents using this channel, followed by email and text.

Two-Thirds of Americans Say Healthcare Doesn’t Work Well, in RealClear Politics Poll

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Health care is the top issue facing the U.S. Together, health care + the economy rank the top issues for 62% of Americans. Only 4% of people say American health care is “working well.” Still, half feel burdened by health care costs.

Healthcare, and Especially Covering Pre-Existing Conditions, Ranks High for Voters in 2018

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Thus, the public holds the POTUS and the Republican party responsible for moving the Affordable Care Act forward… or not, according to the July 2018 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). But health care?