Health Care Regulation Spending Trap

Authors

  • Timothy McTighe Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation, Chagrin Falls, OH

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15438/rr.7.2.187

Keywords:

health, care, costs, consumers, supply, demand

Abstract

Our health care system has faced many challenges over the past 40 plus years. Now these challenges have forced us into a complicated situation that makes it confusing on how best to proceed. Today third party insurance payers make most health care payments. Our premiums are paid into a risk pool-on medical services for other people. Consumers are disconnected from knowing the cost of goods or services that they are receiving. This commentary reviews the current situation and provides a few common sense approaches for pursuing the best potential policies.

Author Biography

Timothy McTighe, Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation, Chagrin Falls, OH

Dr. H.S. (hc)

References

Singer J.A., Health Care’s Third-Party Spending Trap, December 20103. Reason.com, http://reason.com/archives/2013/12/10/health-cares-third-party-spending-trap

Mataconis D. Heath care Costs and The Third-party Payer Problem, June 8, 2017 http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/health-care-costs-and-the-third-party-payer-problem/#ixzz4l8lzoNGw

Repealing Federal Health Reform: Economic and Employment Consequences for States. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/jan/repealing-federal-health-reform?omnicid=EALERT1150318&mid=slivingston@modernhealthcare.com

Published

2017-07-01

How to Cite

McTighe, T. (2017). Health Care Regulation Spending Trap. Reconstructive Review, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.15438/rr.7.2.187

Issue

Section

Commentary

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