Nonprofit hospital systems should be doing way more to tackle chronic disease

Every so often, a new medical study emerges with a conclusion so obvious that it prompts a nationwide “Duh.” That’s how I reacted when I read the American Health Policy Institute study concluding that “high-cost claimants” are the biggest driver of health care costs for many employers. What’s a high-cost…

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6 ways to avoid the cost of your high-deductible health plan

High-deductible health plans were supposed to give patients “skin in the game,” making them more savvy about costs. But deductibles today have risen so dramatically—especially for plans purchased on the federal online marketplace—that patients are now foregoing care altogether. The New York Times talked to two patients facing an increasingly…

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