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What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

While the U.S. continues to get bogged down in a Medicare for all or repeal Obamacare debate, other countries continue to make advances on the best ways to grapple with the delivery of cost effective healthcare. Singapore is an interesting example to consider.  In...

The winning health care message will be about out of pocket costs

Between 2008 and 2018, employee deductibles rose 8 times faster than inflation.  Medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is a primary worry of millions of Americans.  As politicians ramp up their platform speeches for 2020, they would do we to...

How to fight an outrageous medical bill

Unfortunately, unforeseen medical bills plague many Americans each year.  Here are several steps to overcome such a problem.  But you should also be able to utilize your healthcare broker partner to clear out these messes.  It should be a value added service of any...

Large Blues health insurer pockets $1.7 billion tax refund

Health Care Service Corp. didn't pay a dime in federal taxes in 2018, according to its latest filings, but it did receive a $1.7B tax refund swelling its net profits to $4.1B.  Read full article here Armstrong, Doyle & Caroll has served the greater Philadelphia...

Prosecutors say generic drug makers schemed to fix prices

Prosecutors charge pharmaceutical companies of working together to manipulate the amount and timing of generic drug price increases. Is this why there is resistance to price transparency efforts?Read full article here Armstrong, Doyle & Caroll has served the...

Winners and losers in Trump’s plan to kill drug rebates

If you don't know how the Rx rebate system works, don't feel bad as most people do not.  But you should know that there is a system in play that affects your Rx costs and it can be perceived as sketchy, or “A shadowy system of kickbacks,” as Health and Human Services...

The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Should we take more time to talk to our pharmacist?  “Older adults are taking an awful lot of pills these days — 66 percent take five drugs or more per day, and 27 percent take 10 or more per day — so if some of those pills are no longer necessary and may even be...

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