Healthcare Costs for the Average American are $6,553 in 2020

Milliman recently released their 2020 Milliman Medical Index. Here are some key findings from the report on healthcare costs: In 2020, healthcare costs for a hypothetical family of four reached $28,653. •   Healthcare costs for the average person are at $6,553 this year. •   Healthcare costs grew by 4.1% this year, outpacing growth in gross domestic product. •   Hospital costs... Read More

Prior Authorization Debacle

The Death of Yarushka Rivera: Prior Authorization Run Amok   Bureaucracy claimed a 19-year-old victim in October 2009 and her case is still being litigated today.  The suddenly required prior authorization for Yarushka Rivera’s necessary-to-live Topomax defied common sense.  Caught between an unaffordable $400 out-of-pocket cost, unresponsive prescribing physician’s office, and lip service from the pharmacy, Rivera suffered a fatal... Read More

The Future of Obamacare: Personal Change Still Needed

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The Future of Obamacare: Personal Change Still Needed President Obama ran his first election for president on the premise of change, and with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he achieved change. While the ACA is a potentially good premise, poor execution, compounding taxes, employer responsibility, and the individual mandate only led to exactly what the business community... Read More