Paul Levy, who used to run Beth Israel Deaconess hospital in Boston, blogs:

“Paying more for the amenities you may never need
“Let’s continue our discussion about the future of employer-based insurance products in the US. We have talked about a general shift of employer-based plans to insurance exchanges and Medicaid; about a shift of retiree health benefits away from employer-based plans; and a move to reallocate risk away from insurance companies and towards doctors and consumers. What’s left?

“Well, as the commercial insurance pool shrinks and as subsidies for government-chartered or government-paid insurance products diminish, the norm for the general public will be a “dumbed down,” lowest common denominator kind of insurance.  more.

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...