Over the past couple of weeks, the eHealth world learned that RevolutionHealth engaged Morgan Stanley, the investment bank, to help assess the company’s ‘alternatives.’ The early talk was to raise capital, but the tenor seems to have switched to sales or merging. One talked-about suitor for Steve Case’s start-up is Everyday Health. This news comes […]
A study in Health Affairs finds that retail clinics achieve cost-savings for primary care maladies. However, an aspect of this story illustrates Roemer’s Law: that the health care market suffers from supply-induced demand. In plain English: the more supply of health services you add to the market, the more costs will be incurred. Or […]
As more costs are being charged to consumers by hospitals and other providers, bad debts are growing. More debt is being racked up by people with insurance than those without coverage. Over two-thirds of bad debt are generated by insured patients. This is the finding of nTelagent, Inc., a company that markets retail point-of-service technology. […]
In 2007, the percentage of people in the U.S. with health insurance increased to 82.8%, up from 82.1% in 2006. This increase in the insured resulted from growth in enrollment in government insurance programs — namely, Medicaid. The proportion of Americans with employer-based plans was stable between 2006 and 2007 at 62.2%. These statistics were […]
Major national health reform between 2008 and 2012, the next Presidential election, may take a back seat to many issues: The Economy, financial services bailouts, oil prices, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and as a wild card, Georgia?), among other front-burner challenges facing the U.S. Based on the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll into […]
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
- Pharma industry update – drug spending, R&D costs, generics, and Botox November 24, 2014
- Health insurance companies rank low on consumer experience November 20, 2014
- Digital and mobile health: can doctors and consumers get on the same wavelength? November 19, 2014
- Health care costs, access and Ebola – what’s on health care consumers’ minds November 17, 2014
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