The Hatch-Waxman Act passed in 1984 to hasten the introduction of generic competition into the pharmaceutical market. According to an analysis from IMS Health, $734 billion have been saved in the past 10 years through the use of generic pharmaceuticals. $121 billion was saved in 2008 alone, based on the IMS data, published in […]
Here’s a riddle that appeared in today’s Wall Street Journal and The New York Times:“It’s the most valuable thing on earth. All the money in the world can’t buy it. Those who have it don’t always appreciate it. Those who’ve lost it will do anything to get it back. What is it?” Readers of Health […]
Education leads to health. The link could not be clearer, based on a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Reaching America’s Health Potential: A State-by-State Look at Adult Health. This report follows up RWJF’s look into children’s health published in October 2008, Reaching America’s Health Potential Starts with Healthy Children: A State-By-State Look. […]
In an era where employers and benefit plans are embracing consumer-driven health plans and health reimbursement accounts, enrollees have seen their out-of-pocket costs for health care increase. Higher cost burdens have led to many health consumers to behave as, well, consumers — self-rationing themselves off of various health services to conserve health spending. Most Americans […]
In this recession, the first health line item that Americans are eliminating from their budgets is visits to physicians. It’s clear that the economic downturn is forcing American health citizens to re-evaluate their demand for health services. Thomson Reuters’ latest survey into consumer health behavior, The Current Recession and Healthcare Consumers, examines these changed behaviors […]
About Jane & Health Populi
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and management consultant that serves clients at the intersection of health and technology.
Her clients include all stakeholders in health, including providers, payors and plans; companies in biopharma, medical devices, financial services, technology and consumer goods; non-profits and NGOs. Jane's lens on health was best described by Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, who says that health is where we live, work, play and pray.
California Healthcare Foundation White Papers
- Consumers blame insurance and pharma for health costs, but love their primary care doctors October 22, 2012
- Patients want online communication with doctors, and more clinicians are listening July 26, 2011
- Patients want to see the notes their doctors write about them: the power of transparency in health care October 2, 2012
- ePatients: a connected, collaborative, creating community September 30, 2010
- From the Magnificent Mile to the Country Mile – Wearable Tech On Main Street September 1, 2015
- The Rise And Fall Of Wearables? August 31, 2015
- There’s more to taste: a marketing lesson for health/care from a coffee ad August 27, 2015
- Coverage and price before brand for health plan shoppers August 26, 2015
- Mighty Casey: As much as I applaud Theranos' decision to open a...
- Tim Dodge: I wrote a blog post a few years ago about the lack...
- ÿþT: ÿþI...
- Cancer Treatment Out of Reach even with Insurance | Catherine-Morgan.com: […] From Health Populi – The Cost of C...