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Federal Government Funds Two-Thirds of Health Care Costs, Study Finds
Contrary to popular perceptions that health care financing in the US is predominantly private, Americans pay the world
Uninsured Parents Still Feel That Affordable Health Coverage Is Out of Reach
Health care coverage among parents has increased, but many remain unable to afford coverage.
Increased Consumer Protections and Transparency for 2016 ACA Plans
ACA marketplace consumer protections for 2016 will strengthen health plan network transparency and make it faster to get nonformulary drugs.
Prescription drug cost-sharing requirements may better inform consumer selection.
Health Care Priorities of People With Chronic Conditions
Study finds health care access was of paramount importance to people with chronic conditions and their caregivers.
Impact of Physician-Hospital Financial Integration on Prices and Spending
Hospital employment of physicians and ownership of physician practices is associated with higher prices and spending for outpatient care in the commercial health care market.
Medicare Part D Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Differ Widely for Enrollees
Shopping around carefully for plans will be important for Medicare Part D enrollees.
Are Health Care Providers Ready for Value-Based Payment Models?
HIMSS is working to determine the readiness of providers to participate in the types of value-based payment models that CMS is moving toward.
Medicare Beneficiaries Need to Save More to Cover Health Expenses
Targets for savings needed to cover retirees
Americans Report Health Care Premiums Increased Over Past Year
Americans are more likely to be facing higher premium costs than in previous years, according to Gallup poll results.
Targets for savings needed to cover retirees' health care expenses are rising.
Larger Premium Increases Seen in Bigger Health Insurers Post-ACA
Largest carriers increased rates by 23.9%, compared with a 13.7% jump by other carriers.
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