Employers saving thousands on medical bills due to up-front pricing | KFOR.com

sco-building-full-980x360Yet there are still many among us who refuse to believe that price honesty in an open market can “bend the healthcare cost curve” – let alone that it is essential for affordable healthcare. Not only does it work, but is less expensive for participants and also begets higher quality, being intrinsic to the proposition of a mutually beneficial exchange of value between buyers and sellers.

Source: Employers saving thousands on medical bills due to up-front pricing | KFOR.com

Bloomberg, Opinion: “Healthcare is a business, not a right.”

This piece by Megan McArdle is one of the best treatises I’ve read on the economic conundrums facing healthcare and the philosophical wars that rage on around it. Despite the altruistic disguises that insulate much of centrally controlled healthcare systems financed by other people’s money, the price tag is still a consideration; not to mention freedom of choice is largely absent in those top-down budgeted systems.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-23/health-care-is-a-business-not-a-right

The Direct Primary Care Journal

“The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop.” That comes from the Twitter feed of personal finance writer Helaine Olen. But it could have issued straight from the heart of any progressive in the land. Subjecting health care to the sordid whims of the marketplace strikes many people as simply immoral.

opinionAUGUST 23, 2016 – “The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop.”

That comes from the Twitter feed of personal finance writer Helaine Olen. But it could have issued straight from the heart of any progressive in the land.  Subjecting health care to the sordid whims of the marketplace strikes many people as simply immoral. Nor is this feeling confined to the left. Conservatives may be less enthusiastic about socialized medicine, but talk to one about the health care system…

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Government Math and Healthcare | Anthony Wunsh | LinkedIn

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Anthony Wunsh

I have been reviewing some Census Data and trying to make sense of what we have created relative to what it costs us versus what it could cost us as a nation, more on the public side to provide and receive healthcare. And the more I look at it the more convinced I am that the people we are sending to government must have failed all their math and statistical classes. In fact it may be why they went into government in the first place.

So some basic information to build context for my thoughts is needed.

via Government Math and Healthcare | Anthony Wunsh | LinkedIn.