A Commonwealth Fund study from HSC in the latest Health Affairs reminds us that employees in small firms pay 18% more for health insurance when adjusted for value of plan adjusted premiums. Here’s the full Health Affairs study
Meanwhile, to the surprise of absolutely nobody that’s been paying attention, another study in the same Health Affairs shows that increased competition in the Medicare risk/Advantage program (i.e. the private plan part of it) is associated with greater use of advertising targeting healthier patients. More from PNHP’s Don McCanne on that.