U.S. health insurance market concentration continues to increase

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

U.S. health insurance market concentration continues to increase

Most health insurance markets in the United States are highly concentrated, meaning that millions of Americans have limited health insurer options,” Michael Popke wrote on Benefits Pro. “That’s the key takeaway from a new American Medical Association (AMA) report released this week. The 2021 version of the organization’s “Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study […]

Why U.S. spends so much on health care: Learn from world comparisons: American Medical Association

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Why U.S. spends so much on health care: Learn from world comparisons: American Medical Association

“The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country in the world, and the gap between American spending and that of comparable nations isn’t particularly close,” according to a keynote speech to the American Medical Association by Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. The .pdf of his […]

The history of our health care system, and the road not taken

Summary: “It’s that time of year again. Insurance companies that participate in the Affordable Care Act’s state health exchanges are signaling that prices will rise dramatically this fall,” Christy Ford Chapin writes over at The Conversation, in a thorough, thoughtful examination of how our health care system came to be — including an explanation of […]