Employer costs for health coverage are rising twice as fast as general price increases. This is leading to more employers dropping health coverage for employees. Mercer brings us this evidence in their new health cost survey, to be published in March 2008. The consultancy found that health costs increased 6.1%, equivalent to 2006 cost increases. [...]
As costs rise, employers drop health: Mercer (with a Wal-Mart health update and a gift card from Highmark)
The Financial Times celebrates the 20th birthday of Prozac in the newspaper’s Nov 17/18th issue. It’s valuable to look at the rise and fall of Prozac, the brand; the rise of its generic equivalent; and how the drug has profoundly impacted one consumer’s life. Prozac Market. Before it treated depression, Prozac was thought to be [...]
The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has endorsed the retail health clinic concept in a new policy statement issued on November 15. The Physician Advisory Group of NBGH reviewed the available evidence on retail health clinics, also known as “convenience care,” to come to this policy decision. The bottom line: NBGH finds that retail [...]
Talking to your parents about their future living arrangements is difficult. I’ve been there. Trust me. A new study from AARP, who knows a thing or two about dealing with older people, sheds some light on the challenge. It’s easy for me to say this, but…it’s good to plan ahead and have these conversations before [...]
An iconic image from Matisse’s Jazz portfolio comes to my mind as I think about the chasm between social media and health on one side, and health plan data on the other. The image is shown on the left; I’m including him here to represent the health consumer engaged with social media, sharing opinions about [...]
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
- ePatients: a connected, collaborative, creating community September 30, 2010
- Patients want to see the notes their doctors write about them: the power of transparency in health care October 2, 2012
- 1 in 3 people is interested in doing mobile health, but they skew younger June 19, 2013
- As health cost increases moderate, consumers will pay more: will they seek less expensive care? June 18, 2013
- As Account-Based Health Plans Grow, Will Americans Save More in Health Accounts? June 17, 2013
- The part-time medical home: retail health clinics June 13, 2013
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- The emerging economy for consumer health and wellness | Health Populi: [...] on wellness as a cost-bending strategy ̵...
- Davis Liu, MD: Largely predictable that consumer driven health ca...
- Consumer-directed health isn’t always so healthy | The Doctor Weighs In: [...] By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn [...]...