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 … Continue reading Businesses, Not the Government, Still Steer Health Care Innovation
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 … Continue reading Doesn’t Your Health Deserve a Home?
This blog post is the second in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. In the first of our Supply, Demand and Medicine series, we looked at some of the challenges facing the health care industry, particularly related to the number of physicians who will care for the newly insured and our aging population. While … Continue reading Redesigning Care Because of Health Care Reform
This blog post is the first in the Supply, Demand and Medicine series on health care reform. When the Super Bowl was held at Cowboys Stadium (now AT&T Stadium) in Arlington, Texas a couple of years ago, football fans may remember that the NFL famously, or rather infamously, sold more tickets for the game than there were … Continue reading The Challenges of Health Care Reform
Remember your guidance counselor from high school? You may not have appreciated it back then, but they worked very hard behind-the-scenes to create a comprehensive picture of your educational career. They kept track of your grades, compared notes between your teachers, reminded you about important deadlines, inquired about your home life and provided support and … Continue reading Care Coordinators Help Bridge Gaps in Patient Care