We have all had physicians suggest an x-ray, blood test or other screening test during an office visit. It is important for patients to have a personal physician who they can consult for routine health matters. However, increasingly entrepreneurs are offering direct-to-consumer health screenings without visiting your doctor.
Category: Health Insurance
Managed Competition Exposed
You can find competing private health insurance plans with community rated premiums and government sponsored risk adjustment in Belgium, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland – where participation is mandatory. Ireland and Australia have voluntary enrollment, as does Medicare Advantage and the (Obamacare) marketplaces in the United States.
Telemedicine is being used for assisted dying.
Why was a Texas woman charged with murder over a self-induced abortion?
Will 10,000 steps a day make you healthier? No. 7,000 steps seems to get the job done.
Why do companies invest in finding drugs to treat rare diseases?
How did the Middle Ages respond to the Back Death? With price controls and more. (recommended)
Why Americans Spend So Much on Health Care
There are a variety of reasons, both good and bad.
The bottom line: U.S. health care is tailored to an affluent population that suffers from the afflictions of an affluent population. The solution is more individual control.
HT: Chris Pope, Manhattan Institute, writing in City Journal.