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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Most U.S. Voters Support Building on the ACA, Not Medicare For All, As Fewer Americans Have Insurance Coverage

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There is partisan favor for lowering prescription drug costs across all party majorities, as well as maintaining ACA provisions for pre-existing conditions and lowering overall health care costs. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The level of uninsured in America rose to 9.1%

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

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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.

Thinking About Health Care One Year From the 2020 Presidential Election

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Health care will be a key issue driving people to their local polling places, so it’s an opportune moment to take the temperature on U.S. Another 26 per cent cited rising healthcare costs , while just 7 per cent pointed to the Fed’s interest rate policies.

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.

Talking “HealthConsuming” on the MM&M Podcast

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.”.

Prescription Drug Costs In America Through the Patient Lens, via IQVIA, GoodRx and a New $2 Million Therapy

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It’s a richly detailed report with a mine of data; in this Health Populi post, I’ll focus through the patient lens of Rx spending, medication adherence out-of-pocket costs, prescription drug abandonment, and the role of “place” in personal drug pricing.

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.

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.

In Wednesday’s second Democratic debate, 7 of 10 candidates support Medicare for All

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Seven support Medicare for All. Unlike many of his Democratic rivals, Biden does not support full Medicare for All. Instead of getting rid of private insurance, Biden said he would build on the ACA through the Biden Plan to create a public health insurance option. [link].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Medicare enrollees, too, would face higher payments.

Love ACA Provisions, Not the ACA – KFF Poll Reveals American Voters’ Views on Health Care Reform

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voters’ views on health care, through the lens of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health Tracking Poll for July 2019 published yesterday. adults like their health insurance plan rating it “excellent” (39%) or “good” (47%).

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.

Americans Are Warming to Universal Health Care, Kaiser Poll Finds

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Most Americans like the idea of universal health care as a guaranteed right, Kaiser Family Foundation learned in this month’s Health Tracking Poll. ” I note that note all national health plan designs would need to be tied to Medicare.

The Importance of Broadband and Net Neutrality for Health, to the Last Person and the Last Mile

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California, home to start-ups, mature tech platform companies (like Apple, Facebook and Google), and countless digital health developers, is in a particularly strategic place to fight the FCC and, now, the Department of Justice.

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.

Healthcare Is Local: Channeling Tip O’Neill in the 2018 Midterm Election Results

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As I wrote about yesterday (about learning from Governor Kasich), people keen on healthcare should pay attention to the states, which are laboratories for health reform. Doggett has been drafting legislation to allow the government such authority for drugs covered by Medicare Part D.

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?

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.

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

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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?”

Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Most Americans Across Party ID Favor U.S. Government Negotiation to Lower Rx Drug Costs

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is prescription drug prices — that they’re too high, that the Federal government should negotiate to lower costs for Medicare enrollees, and that out-of-pocket costs for drugs should be limited. There’s little Americans, by political party, agree upon in 2019.

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.

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

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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.

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.

Majority Rules? The Right to Affordable Health Care is A Right for All Americans

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If we’re playing a game of “majority rules,” then everyone in America would have the right to affordable health care, according to a new poll from The Commonwealth Fund. The report is aptly titled, Americans’ Views on Health Insurance at the End of a Turbulent Year.