High deductibles, limited coverage and consensus for change

Health insurance deductibles are rising, leaving more and more people with out-of-pocket costs they didn’t expect. This is important partly because it explains why Americans have a hard time finding consensus on what should be done about rising health costs: people who are insulated from rising costs by a low deductible or other things, including […]

A few thoughts about the health-care marketplace

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Is it time for rate-setting in the health-care marketplace? Is it time for single-payer health care? Or an end to the entire for-profit system of mis-aligned incentives? Or transparency? Can we continue in this vein? The article Steven Brill wrote in Time magazine’s current issue about the rising cost of health care, “Bitter Pill,” has brought a […]