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

Health Populi

Among all Americans, the most popular approach for improving the health care in the U.S. isn’t repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act or moving to a Medicare-for-All government-provided plan. Addressing employer-sponsored health insurance. Improving Medicare.

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

Health Populi

Let’s start with the Morning Consult poll results, which compare support for Medicare for All from January 2019 and August 2019. the party’s loudest supporter of Medicare for All. adults surveyed, 50% believed that Medicare is free.

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Americans Across Political Party Worry About Prescription Drug Prices – Especially to Deal with COVID-19

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Nine in ten Americans is concerned about the price of prescription drugs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Gallup and West Health found in their survey on the cost of healthcare, published today. Gallup and West Health polled 1,016 U.S.

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.

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

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are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. PwC explored how COVID-19 is influencing consumers’ health care behaviors in survey research conducted in early April by the Health Research Institute.

More Evidence of Self-Rationing as Patients Morph into Healthcare Payors

Health Populi

Several new studies reveal that more patients are feeling and living out their role as health care payors as medical spending vies with other household line items. Four in ten consumers said their monthly health insurance premiums were increasing. health consumer-voters, shown here.

Health Is Social – The Social Determinants of Health at HIMSS19

Health Populi

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.

Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast

Health Populi

We are all Health Consumers now… The post Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast appeared first on HealthPopuli.com. Marc Iskowitz, Executive Editor of MM&M, warmly welcomed me to the Haymarket Media soundproof studio in New York City yesterday.

Social Determinants of Health – My Early Childhood Education and Recent Learnings, Shared at the HealthXL Global Gathering

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This was my early education in the social determinants of health (SDoH), which I will relate today in a talk at the HealthXL Global Gathering hosted in Lake Nona, FL, at GuideWell Health’s Innovation CoRE.

Will Consumers Cross the Cost-and-Trust Chasm Between Prescription Drugs and Hospitals?

Health Populi

When asked what factors contribute to rising health care costs in America, most consumers cite the cost of prescription drugs. Hospital costs contribute to rising medical costs to 49% of health consumers. A recent study on politics and health care spending in the U.S.

Technology, Aging and Obesity Drive Healthcare Spending, BEA Finds

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High Spending Growth Rates For Key Diseases In 2000-14 Were Driven By Technology And Demographic Factors , a June 2018 Health Affairs article, analyzed this data. The Bureau is working to better understanding health care spending at this detailed level, by condition. health citizen.

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.

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

Health Populi

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.

340 organizations tell Congress to make telehealth permanent

Henry Kotula

While federal agencies can address some of these policies going forward, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid does not have the authority to make changes to Medicare reimbursement policy for telehealth under current law, stakeholders said. [link].

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.

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.”

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.

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

Health Populi

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.

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

Health Populi

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.

Wistful Thinking: The National Health Spending Forecast In a Land Without COVID-19

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health care spending will grow to 20% of the national economy by 2028, forecasted in projections pre-published in the April 2020 issue of Health Affairs, National Health Expenditure (NHE) Projections. medical spending in Health Affairs in 2003.

COVID-19 Implications for pharma: US payer insights

Henry Kotula

What are the implications for pharma as COVID-19 forces fundamental change in US payer practice and policy? The commercial healthcare market is likely to contract and demand for Medicare/Medicaid will increase. [link].

Most Americans Regardless of Income Say It’s Unfair for Wealthier People to Get Better Health Care

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In America, earning lower or middle incomes is a risk factor for having trouble accessing health care and/or paying for it. has health insurance coverage, the third chart tells us. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Over the past twenty years in the U.S.,

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.

The Link Between Wellness & Wealth Is Powerful for Everyone – and Especially Women

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the link between wellness and wealth, money and health, is strong and common across people, young and old. But the impacts of money on health, well-being, and life choices varies across the ages, based on a study from Lively , a company that builds platforms for health savings accounts.

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

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Underneath this statistic, it’s important to compare the payor mix of patients delaying care: nearly one-third of people with private, commercial insurance delayed care by 2018; 22% of people enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare put off care.

How The Rapid Shift To Telehealth Leaves Many Community Health Centers Behind During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Henry Kotula

Preparedness Of Community Health Centers For Telehealth. Despite the changes, many health centers may not be ready to implement high-quality telehealth. Health centers care for many immigrant patients with limited English proficiency. [link].

The United States of Care Launches to Promote Healthcare for All of US

Health Populi

If you’re reading Health Populi , then you’re keen on health policy, health economics, most of all, patients: now playing starring roles as consumers, caregivers, and payors in their own care. Shall we just say: “it’s about the health care, stupid?”

While Costs Are A Top Concern Among Most U.S. Patients, So Are Challenges of Poverty, Food, and Housing

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Rising health care costs continue to concern most Americans, with one in two people believing they’re one sickness away from getting into financial trouble, according to the 2019 Survey of America’s Patients conducted for The Physicians Foundation. health care system every other year.

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 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.

Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

In 2006, Medicare Part D launched, which may have boosted consumers’ faith in Federal healthcare programs. But while there’s majority support for universal health care, we should think broadly about this concept at this moment. Most people in the U.S.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

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Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

Why People Are Still Avoiding the Doctor (It’s Not the Virus)

Henry Kotula

While she still has health insurance, she worries about whether she will have coverage beyond July, when her unemployment is expected to run out. “It He plans to stop treatments while he sorts out what to do when his health insurance coverage ends in a month.

The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020

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In 2020, national health expenditures (NHE) in the United States will exceed $4 trillion to cover 334.5 of health spending per person. Together, these three categories will comprise just over 80% of health spending in 2020.

In U.S. Health Care, It’s Still the Prices, Stupid – But Transparency and Consumer Behavior Aren’t Working As Planned

Health Populi

I’m glad to be getting back to health economic issues after spending the last couple of weeks firmly focused on consumers, digital health technologies and CES 2019. in fact devotes fewer hospital beds, physicians and nurses to health care delivery compared with other countries.

Medicare, Medicaid better than private insurers at containing costs, study finds 

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Medicare and Medicaid are better than private insurers at keeping spending per beneficiary low, a finding that has crucial implications for the current health policy debate, according to a new report.

Across All Political Parties, Likely Voters Over 50 Favor Cutting Prescription Drug Prices

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: The third chart illustrates that pharma pricing is a unifying force across older voters across the three political parties. ” Collaborations can be struck to help people help themselves when it comes to self-care and engaging in making health.

What we’ve learned from the telemedicine explosion

Henry Kotula

Some insurers have hinted at pulling back on payment, although they will have a hard time doing so as long as Medicare maintains “parity” with in-person visits. [link].

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

Patients are the new healthcare payors, and as such, taking on the role of health consumers. In fact, health and wellness consumers have existed since a person purchased the first toothpaste, aspirin, heating pad, and moisturizing cream at retail.

Add Behavioral Data to Social Determinants For Better Patient Understanding

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Health agencies will have to become at least as sophisticated as other consumer/retail industries in analyzing a variety of data that helps uncover root causes of human behavior,” Gartner recommended in 2017.