Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance – The Average Cost

According to a research carried out in 2019, the average cost of the annual premium for employer-sponsored health insurance was approximately $7,188 for single coverage, whereas, in the case of family coverage, the amount was about $20,576. As per the report, the average annual deductible amount was around $1,655 for covered workers with single coverage. […]

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COVID-19 & The Effects of Postponing Essential Care

The worldwide pandemic caused several people to lose their job. However, along with their job, they have also lost their health insurance. Moreover, many such people have either avoided or delayed emergency care, treatments, or procedures out of the fear that they might get exposed to the virus while visiting their physician. Patients might face […]

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The Difference Between For-Profit Hospitals and Non-Profit Hospitals

The healthcare industry has witnessed a notable increase in the number of for-profit hospitals in the recent times. Additionally, more and more non-profit hospitals are making inquiries on how they can become an investor-owned financial model. Currently, the non-profit to for-profit ration in the U.S. is 3:1. However, the trend seems to be changing. Therefore, […]

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A Global Perspective of U.S. Healthcare

A research carried out in 2015 showed that the United States had worse outcomes and spent more on healthcare before the provisioning of the Affordable Care Act was introduced. It was because of the massive usage of medical technology and high prices as compared to other countries with high income. It is now possible to […]

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Telemedicine: The Positive & Negative Impacts

The COVID-19 pandemic has made virtual care a normal thing in the healthcare industry. In 2019, around half of the outpatient hospitals offered telehealth services, whereas only one-third of the inpatient hospitals offered virtual care. However, the numbers have exploded in 2020. More than 41 million telehealth claims were filed between April and July 2020, […]

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Primary Care Physicians – Are There Enough of Them

Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) have been an integral part of the healthcare system. They play a vital role in population health management and preventive care while delivering personalized and effective treatment. Primary care doctors offer chronic care management, evaluation for emerging health issues, and specialist referrals. But, does the U.S. have enough number of Primary […]

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A Few Services That are Not Covered in Health Insurance

It is a monumental task to navigate through various health insurance plans. Health insurance plans are among the most confusing “subscription” you can buy. Unlike anything else in the world, when you sign up for health insurance you know (almost) nothing. You don’t know if your monthly premium will hike up (in some cases overnight), […]

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