Tag Archives: high deductible health plans

The Senate Should Build Automatic Enrollment Into Health Reform. Here’s How.

Building an automatic enrollment system will be complex and will require the cooperation of state governments, providers of medical services, and insurers, if it is to be successful.

June 5, 2017

Healthy Indiana 2.0 Is Challenging Medicaid Norms

The Healthy Indiana Plan was recognized as the most significant departure from traditional Medicaid ever approved by CMS, and ignited a national conversation about the implications of its consumer-driven design for able-bodied adults in Indiana and potentially other reform-minded states.

August 29, 2016

The Payment Reform Landscape: A Road Map For States To Bring Their Transparency ‘A’ Game

A body of literature suggests consumers will make informed choices in health care, much as they do in other areas, when presented with the right information. The public availability of real cost and quality information can affect the market, promoting competition that can lower costs and...

July 26, 2016

About That Cadillac Tax

Congress delayed implementation of the Cadillac tax until 2020. There are two key practical issues with the tax that warrant continued caution: the indexing problem and the adaptation question.

April 25, 2016

The Payment Reform Landscape: Where We Started On Transparency Tools And Where We Need To Go

Modern technology has made savvy shopping for most items easy, yet the retail marketplace for health services does not enjoy the same consumer-friendly landscape. As an increasing number of consumers assume more financial responsibility for their care, the lack of adequate tools is an obstacle...

March 31, 2016

Trouble Ahead For High Deductible Health Plans?

Studies are beginning to ask if high deductibles could actually result in adverse consequences in the long run due to avoidance of necessary care in the short run. Based on observations of the current state, there are a few recommended actions that health care leaders can take while time tells...

October 7, 2015