As legislators continue to repeal and replace the ACA, they look for new ways to separate portions the insurance markets into different segments. Some efforts counter actuarial and insurance principles: segmenting the risk pool increases volatility and that creation of different risk pools based on health status and effect premiums
Telemedicine – which includes a variety of electronic media to provide medical services and monitor patients with certain chronic conditions – holds much promise for reducing costs and improving outcomes. What are the obstacles to achieving even greater results?
Health care is complicated – not just for politicians, but for consumers. You have a number of choices to make in buying health care and those choices require understanding some complicated topics. The challenges in shopping for health care are only going to increase, regardless of who wins the political wars over health care.