It's July and that means earnings season. We get a view of the workings of UnitedHealth Group ("UHC"), the "diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone." We've all carried a United Healthcare card at one point. UHC is the largest healthcare company … Continue reading Trends, Big Numbers, and Risks: Lessons from UHC’s Earnings
No economist, junior high student, employee, or small business owner* in the United States thinks healthcare should be tied to employment. Ask around. It's equally unpopular across the political spectrum. But we have it, and it's not by accident, but rather an unintended consequence of the 1942 Stabilization Act. The WW2 era Act led to … Continue reading Why Employer-Provided Healthcare is Here to Stay
12% and 33%. According to a 2015 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, only 12% of adults have a proficient state of healthcare literacy. That's why goals to eliminate waste in the US healthcare system, help people to be better consumers, and shop for care, need to start with the front door, … Continue reading The Case For Healthcare and Financial Literacy
Being overinsured means you’re financial divorced from both the short-term cost and the impact of long-term health decisions.