“People who are underinsured end up facing almost identical problems as the uninsured. The difference is, they paid for the privilege.”This observation by Karen Pollitz, director of the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University, is a harbinger of what will happen very quickly among workers in the U.S. in 2009 — employed and laid-off.Three pieces […]
There are ten New Rules of health engagement, according to the health communications guress Nancy Turett at Edelman:1 Provide deep content.2 Be transparent.3 Inform in real time.4 Participate actively in conversations across multiple channels.5 Engage in prevention, chronic health problems and access to health care.6 Take a holistic approach to health and well-being.7 Address people’s […]
About 60% of Americans receive health insurance through their employers. Employers should continue to be the platform on which health benefits are provided in America, according to the American Benefits Council. In its report, Condition Critical: Ten Prescriptions for Reforming Health Care Quality, Cost and Coverage, the Council offers ten maxims it believes will bolster […]
The average unemployment benefit across the U.S. is $1,278; COBRA monthly premiums for family coverage are $1,069. In 9 of the 50 states, COBRA equals or is greater than the monthly unemployment benefit. Those states are Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and West Virginia. These metrics are shown in the […]
‘Tis the season for free antibiotics. Retail health is not only promoting convenience; the sector is promoting ‘free’ health care in the form of antibiotics (at least until March 31st, 2009). The cheap/free drug trend began with Wal-Mart’s $4 generic program, which launched in 2006. Like proverbial dominoes falling, Target quickly joined Walmart. Then Kmart […]
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
- All women are health workers May 26, 2015
- Mental health at the workplace – US companies rank #1 for stress May 21, 2015
- Health care costs for a family of four in the U.S. reach $24,671 in 2015 May 19, 2015
- Purchase of wearable fitness trackers expected to grow in 2015, but one-half of Americans would “never” buy one May 18, 2015
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