Unfortunately, all reforms to reduce health costs will face resistance from powerful entrenched interests profiting from the status quo.
Pundits argue over specific policies and legislation, but few ask whether government’s role has been helpful – or whether we should rethink it entirely.
By reducing their patient panels in order to devote more time and energy to each patient, are direct primary care practices (DPC) worsening the physician shortage?
Recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and awaiting action in the Senate, HR 6199 leverages the proliferation of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to expand Americans’ freedom to spend their health savings on the type of healthcare that best suits their needs.
Like the employer-sponsored plans overwhelmingly utilized by large companies, association plans are largely exempt from the “one-size-fits-all”.
In response to President Trump’s order last fall, the Department of Labor issued final rules making it easier for unrelated small businesses to join together to achieve the size and scale necessary to form “association health plans.”