“It happens every day,” said Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at the New York University Langone Medical Center. “You get what I call a ‘wallet biopsy.’”
A fundamental question is whether Republican politicians who tried to take away vital health care benefits from their voters will pay a political price.
Trump acknowledged to Time interviewers that health care was not an area of expertise in his previous job. “It was just not high on my list.”
Big employers expect moderate increase health care cost compared with historical trends that far outpaces growth in the economy, two new surveys show.
Inequality in the use of health care has increased dramatically in recent years, with wealthier Americans, who tend to be healthier, now consuming the most care.
Recent Study: One in five people with employer-based coverage said they would opt for fewer health benefits if they could get a bump in their wage.
High-deductible health plan enrollees have skin-in-the-game however, yet there’s little evidence the risk exposure will incentivize higher-value health care decisions.
Sen. Bernie Sanders made the case for decoupling health insurance from the employer at a recent hearing. Republican and Democratic employers agreed.