Healthcare Business & Policy

Living and dying with cost sharing: new study shows patients forego life-saving drugs when out of pocket costs increase

Living and dying with cost sharing: new study shows patients forego life-saving drugs when out of pocket costs increase 800 420 AEPC Health

The old saying, “Penny-wise and dollar-foolish” comes to mind when you read the new NBER study that shows increases in copayments and/or coinsurance for prescription drugs cause people to stop…

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Obesity: “Willpower” explained

Obesity: “Willpower” explained 2560 1898 AEPC Health

Stories in last Friday’s Weekend Reading highlighted a pandemic related health concern many of us have noted over the last 12 months: weight gain among children and adults. Staying in…

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Will the American Rescue Plan rescue health care?

Will the American Rescue Plan rescue health care? 2560 1510 AEPC Health

There’s no debating this: COVID-19 has created a health crisis and an economic crisis of a magnitude that hasn’t been experienced in any living person’s lifetime. But fierce debates about…

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It’s the costs, stupid.

It’s the costs, stupid. 2560 853 AEPC Health

Remember when presidential candidate Bill Clinton proclaimed, “It’s the economy, stupid”? That phrase resonated with folks as an obvious truth, and he won that election. So now, a new study…

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Not just for tree-huggers: how saving the environment could save us from the next pandemic

Not just for tree-huggers: how saving the environment could save us from the next pandemic 2560 945 AEPC Health

When Benjamin Franklin penned the phrase, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he was urging citizens to use preventive measures to stop fires in houses and…

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Health care in America: How did our system come to be? Labor Unions fought for and continue to advocate for the collective good.

Health care in America: How did our system come to be? Labor Unions fought for and continue to advocate for the collective good. 1200 1692 AEPC Health

About half of the population in the U.S. gets health insurance through employer-sponsored coverage. If you belong to a union, it’s much more likely you have it. Ninety-five percent of…

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Follow the science: what we need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Follow the science: what we need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine 2560 1164 AEPC Health

Follow the science. That’s the guiding principle we’ve been encouraged to use when deciding what information to listen to about COVID-19, and it’s a sound one. So that same principle…

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What happens if the Supreme Court eliminates the Affordable Care Act?

What happens if the Supreme Court eliminates the Affordable Care Act? 2127 1409 AEPC Health

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on November 10th in a case that could topple the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Despite claims throughout his time in office that the…

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Who’s got skin in the pre-existing conditions game?

Who’s got skin in the pre-existing conditions game? 2157 1390 AEPC Health

The short answer: everyone. Whether you currently don’t have health insurance but may wish to buy it some day; you purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace; are…

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Stop! Don’t click “share” before you read this.

Stop! Don’t click “share” before you read this. 2560 1707 AEPC Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is precisely the time when we need factual health information to be communicated with clarity and compassion. Our fears, anxieties and sense of urgency to address this…

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