Health Care Humility Don’t Buy the Health Care Snake Oil
Health care coverage is full of trend stories about pet solutions to our medical crisis. These stories are often flimsy, but a solution to our crisis is possible if we stay realistic.
Health Care Humility Health Insurance Doesn’t Always Make You Healthier
A recent paper found that people with insurance use health care more than people without, but aren’t significantly healthier. This study echoes another done earlier this year on the Oregon Medicaid population. Taken together, they suggest that insurance can have an inflationary effect on medical spending without producing proportionately better health outcomes.That doesn’t mean that we should give up on the goal of expanding access to at least some basic forms of insurance to the whole population, but it does point out the costs of the way we currently fund health care.
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