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Health Insurance Model

Health system consolidation: Can employer groups, brokers survive it?

By Dan Cook Evidence suggests that consolidation among health systems leads to higher prices for services and stable or lower quality of care. Health care systems have been buying up one another, and physician practices, at an alarming rate. The 115 announced health care system deals in 2017 was a record, with 2018’s 90 close …

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Skyrocketing Drug Prices Threaten Health Insurance Model

The US is experiencing a prescription drug pricing epidemic, and some drug companies are driving a wedge into the health insurance model by severely jacking up pharmaceutical prices to astronomical levels. Unfortunately, the cost of some drugs has become so extreme that by paying for one prescription it could take decades to recoup the cost …

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