Healthcare CEO’s don’t give a damn about patients

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

-Consumer Reports survey of 1,200 adults who currently take prescription medications. During the past year, 22 percent of them—which comes to an estimated 27 million Americans—experienced a price hike for one or more of their medications.

About 20 percent said they said they didn’t fill their prescription at all because of costs.

-More than a quarter of people blamed their insurer for their drug price increase.

-According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40 percent of adults younger than 65 who get insurance through their employer had high-deductible plans in 2016. That’s up from 26 percent in 2011. Continue reading

The media’s ignorance on healthcare costs

UnknownKEY THOUGHT: Even if all prescription drugs were free health care costs would continue to climb because of unhealthy lifestyles.  About half of American adults have either diabetes or prediabetes, a new study says and the cost of that alone could send healthcare costs into orbit. However, the media is too focused on the cost of prescription drugs. Continue reading