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How do we lower healthcare costs in the US? (Viewed 4912 times)
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This topic is focused on solutions to lower the costs of health insurance, prescription drugs and related health care costs.

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A Free Market Solution to Escalating Drug Costs

http://www.insidesources.com/a-free-market-solution-to-escalating-drug-costs/

"ExpressScripts projects $250 billion in savings from biosimilars of merely the current top 11 biologic drugs that are most likely to lose patent protection over the coming decade."

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Forget insurance. These Delaware docs only take fees.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/health/2015/11/15/delaware-doctors-no-insurance-models/74686516/

"Instead of dealing with traditional insurance, co-pays and deductibles, her patients pay a one-year membership fee that includes an annual physical exam and between two and four office visits."

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Small Ideas for Saving Big Health Care Dollars

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR390.html

A focused review of recent RAND Health research identified small ideas that could save the U.S. health care system $13 to $22 billion per year, in the aggregate, if successfully implemented. Read the key findings and recommendations.

    

How Small Ideas Are Helping to Bend the Health Care Cost Curve

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/04/10/How-Small-Ideas-Are-Helping-Bend-Health-Care-Cost-Curve

Great ideas and solutions to make our healthcare system MORE EFFICIENT and SAVE MONEY:

  • Stop excessive billings and encourage bundling charges, thereby rewarding quality of service over volume
  • “Value-based” reimbursements instead of fee for service
  • Greater “transparency” or honesty in billing
  • Expand “wellness programs”
  • Improve hospital laboratories testing practices, efficiency and cost saving measures
  • and more...

Done right, these ideas & solutions can save a ton of money.

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