The Missing Debate Over Rising Deductibles: Wall Street Journal

Summary: “While the political world focuses on the Affordable Care Act, changes have been occurring for the many more Americans who get health insurance through work,” Drew Altman writes over on The Washington Wire blog at The Wall Street Journal. While I don’t agree that the debate is “missing” on this topic, as he suggests, […]

Jeffrey Singer: The Man Who Was Treated for $17,000 Less

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

From the Wall Street Journal, a Phoenix, Ariz., doctor posts about a patient who chose to have routine outpatient hernia surgery without using his insurance — after being quoted about $20,000 as an insured patient for the procedure. “Most people are unaware that if they don’t use insurance, they can negotiate upfront cash prices with […]