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Why Consumer-Driven Health Care Will Fail | The Health Care Blog

Why Consumer-Driven Health Care Will Fail | The Health Care Blog | Healthcare by Design | Scoop.it
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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:47 PM

This is a particularly cogent point from this article:

 

The analogies to health care and specifically consumer-driven health plans should be clear.  Workers don’t save adequately for retirement even when in their best interest.  It’s very likely that workers won’t save money adequately to fund future health expenses. 

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For A Price, The Doctor Will See You Anytime : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

For A Price, The Doctor Will See You Anytime : Shots - Health Blog : NPR | Healthcare by Design | Scoop.it
Some primary care doctors have decided to bypass the health insurance system entirely and charge patients a monthly fee. By doing so, the physicians say, they can afford to spend more time seeing fewer patients.
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TEDMED End Of Life videos are up | e-Patients.net

TEDMED End Of Life videos are up | e-Patients.net | Healthcare by Design | Scoop.it
Last October we posted about two great TEDMED talks related to death. The videos are now up. The empowered, engaged patient cannot ignore this
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Questions Raised About Oversight of Concierge-Style Health Providers

Questions Raised About Oversight of Concierge-Style Health Providers | Healthcare by Design | Scoop.it
The California Department of Managed Health Care is reviewing whether a concierge-style primary care practice should need to obtain the same license as managed care plans. The state currently has no guidelines on overseeing such services. Los Angeles Daily Journal.
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Some Medical Practices Move To Monthly Membership Fees For Patients - Kaiser Health News

Some Medical Practices Move To Monthly Membership Fees For Patients - Kaiser Health News | Healthcare by Design | Scoop.it
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Direct Primary Care: Skip The Insurer, Get Better Health Care?

Direct Primary Care: Skip The Insurer, Get Better Health Care? | Healthcare by Design | Scoop.it
Health insurance costs have skyrocketed, making preventative care a near-impossibility for many Americans. But a unique system has sprung up, skirting around the insurance industry entirely: direct primary care practices.
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