Hospitals, doctors and insurers feeling the market’s force

One big hospital, St. Luke’s, has come to dominate the health-care marketplace in Boise, Idaho, according to an article in The New York Times by Julie Creswell and Reed Abelson, and other cities and regions are experiencing similar consolidations. “A little over half of the 1,400 doctors in southwestern Idaho are employed by St. Luke’s […]

Individual responsibility for health care

Individual responsibility for health care

‘”The internet has changed people’s relationships with information,” writes the invaluable Susannah Fox at the Pew Internet and American Life Project, in a new report about the social life of health information. ‘Our data consistently show that doctors, nurses, and other health professionals continue to be the first choice for most people with health concerns, […]

Roundup: Insurance, Medicaid, technology, house calls

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Illinois Insurance Chief (Soon to Head U.S. Insurance Office) Sees Market Becoming More Concentrated  —   Kaiser Health News “Are you hearing anecdotal stories from consumers? “We sure are. People in the pre-Medicare age have a lot of trouble receiving individual and family coverage. Historically someone in that group would receive an offer of coverage […]