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Health insurance confusing you? Watch this cartoon video

More than four in 10 uninsured people don’t understand basic health insurance terms, according to a newly released Kaiser Family Foundation survey. In the survey of 1,292 U.S. adults, more than 40 percent of uninsured people could not correctly define such terms as “premium,” “deductible” and “provider network.” When given a plan’s cost-sharing requirements, 61 percent of uninsured people …

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As HealthCare.gov opens, a DFW outlook

HealthCare.gov and the state health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be open for business again from Nov. 15 until February 15. Some policy experts say it will be difficult to duplicate last year’s roughly 10 million signups. Attrition brought that number closer to 8 million, based on how many actually paid …

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Baylor Scott & White Health partners with Walgreens

Walgreens clinic deal highlights need for new health care delivery methods

There’s a new imperative to deliver health care in the right place at the right time, and at the right price. The recently reported collaboration between Baylor Scott & White Health’s (BSWH) primary physician group, HealthTexas Provider Network (HealthTexas) and Walgreens offers a new entry point to quality health care. In this agreement, Walgreens in-store clinics (Healthcare Clinic) will …

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Health Care Goes Digital (Finally!)

This blog post is the sixth in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. Over the past 75 years, few other industries or fields have advanced further faster than health care. Vaccines have been developed. Cures for diseases have been discovered. Life expectancy has risen by many years. It’s been like going from a covered …

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Aiming High: 3 Big Goals for Better Health Care

This blog post is the fifth in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. What patients want most out of any health care experience is a good outcome at a reasonable cost. That’s also what your health care provider wants out of each and every patient encounter. But transforming the way health care is delivered in …

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Businesses, Not the Government, Still Steer Health Care Innovation

During World War II, federally imposed controls prohibited employers from raising wages to attract workers, but the War Labor Board at that time decided that “fringe” benefits, such as health insurance, didn’t count as wages. And that was the rise of employer-sponsored health insurance as we know it today—a way for companies to differentiate themselves …

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Doesn’t Your Health Deserve a Home?

This blog post is the fourth in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. If you received your childhood education in America, chances are you spent much of your youth under the watchful eye of a homeroom teacher. You may have passed through many other classrooms with many other teachers, but your homeroom teacher was …

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