What is Medical Price Transparency Worth?

Shopping for medical care, like reducing food waste, or understanding the adage that half of advertising is wasted*, is an exercise that first starts with disbelief (and even outrage), but a closer look keeps you grounded in reality. Simple observations are cheap. Some key findings and structural limits can guide us through why price transparency … Continue reading What is Medical Price Transparency Worth?

Health Savings Accounts And Promotion

What do vendors say about Health Savings Accounts (the triple-tax savings accounts, or the 401k+ of healthcare) and how they're promoted by the brokers and consultants? These often decide which vendor is chosen amidst the fragmented market for the 20M+ Americans who have these accounts. Optum (UHC): We're No. 1. UMB Financial: “Healthcare solutions that … Continue reading Health Savings Accounts And Promotion