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.” adults surveyed, 50% believed that Medicare is free.

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 N of 1,686 surveyed ranged from 18-22 years of age (Gen Z) through 59-75 (Baby Boomers).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hospitals Suffer Decline in Consumer Satisfaction

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For historic trends, you can check out my coverage of the 2014 version of this study here in Health Populi. The 2019 ACSI report bundles finance/banks, insurance (property/casualty, life and health) and hospitals together in one document. What can health care learn from beer?

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

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The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. A November 2019 HealthPocket survey conducted among 1,100 U.S.

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.

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.

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

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adults, roughly one-in-five people who are sick and dealing with serious conditions, also put off treatment due to costs, Gallup learned in its survey conducted the week of the U.S. Consider the 2020 Presidential elections and calls for universal health care.

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

Great Expectations for Health Care: Patients Look for Consumer Experience and Trust in Salesforce’s Latest Research

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health care economics, patients are now payors as health consumers with more financial skin in paying medical bills. This is a global study, conducted among health citizens from North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. On the demand side of U.S.

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. Here’s The Hill ‘s coverage on the survey, which was conducted with the Peter G. has the best health care system in the world.

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.

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

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This finding is bolstered with the survey finding that overall favorability of the ACA is the highest it’s been since KFF began to measure it in nine years of polling this question. Health Populi’s Hot Points: The level of uninsured in America rose to 9.1%

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

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Power,” your mind probably imagines reviews of automotive performance, retail shopping experiences, or perhaps even health insurance plan customer service. Expanding its report-card role in the health ecosystem. In 2019, 28 states have payment parity policies for Medicaid.

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. The Physicians Foundation surveyed 2,001 U.S. Hospital costs contribute to rising medical costs to 49% of health consumers. People in the U.S.

Healthcare Costs Stress Out U.S. Voters One Week Ahead of 2018 Mid-Term Elections

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So warns the Sixth Annual Nationwide TCHS Consumers Healthcare Survey , with the tagline: “Stressed Out: Americans and Healthcare.” Thus, most Americans are concerned about potential changes to current healthcare policy, Transamerica found.

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.

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.

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). A 2018 national survey found that 39% of U.S. She boosts the signal for peer-to-peer health advice every chance she gets.

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. On the consumer side, HRI conducted a national survey among 2,500 U.S. ” In my own words, this is self-rationing health care due to cost.

Survey: Healthcare executives spotlight the sweeping policy changes they see coming for the industry

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Despite a split Congress and talk on the Hill moving away from an Affordable Care Act repeal, healthcare industry executives are still expecting a whirlwind couple of years for health policy, according to a new survey

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?”

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.

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%).

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?

Medical Issues Are Still The #1 Contributor to Bankruptcy in the U.S.

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That’s a sad fiscal fact, especially as more Americans gained access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPA). of debtors contacted responded to the survey.

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.

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.

Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

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But while there’s majority support for universal health care, we should think broadly about this concept at this moment. This asked people whether they would prefer a government-run health system. What happens to these patients’ financial 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.

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

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that are likely to vote in the 2020 Presidential election are keenly interested in lowering the cost of prescription drugs, according to a survey conducted by AARP in February and March 2019. People over 50 in the U.S.

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

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has been tracking this topic for a few years, and this month, their March 2019 Health Tracking Poll shows vast majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans all share these sentiments. There’s little Americans, by political party, agree upon in 2019.

The Top Pain Point in the Healthcare Consumer Experience is Money

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98% of Americans rank paying their medical bills is an important pain point in their patient journey, according to Embracing consumerism: Driving customer engagement in the healthcare financial journey , from Experian Health. Experian surveyed 1,000 consumers in September 2017 for this study.

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.

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.