The Long-Run Effects of Childhood Insurance Coverage: Medicaid Implementation, Adult Health, and Labor Market Outcomes - American Economic Association
Medicaid has saved the government more than its original cost and saved more than 10 million quality adjusted life years.
“Insurance companies in Texas typically pay between $100 and $300 for drive-thru COVID-19 tests, said Jamie Dudensing, CEO of the Texas Association of Health Plans. But the association’s members have seen hundreds of out-of-network COVID-19 test charges come in far higher, some in the thousands of dollars.“
$99/year, $10 appointments.
Insurers are using social data (the same kind used for marketing purposes and targeted ads) to predict healthcare costs. This data may be used to raise rates or deny coverage. It may be used by companies to deny employment to people deemed a high risk of high medical bills. We really don’t know how this data is being used.
The creepy surveillance practices insurance companies use to deny medicate care to people with sleep apnea.
“Ghost networks” are insurers’ in-network provider directories that are full of outdated or incorrect information, and providers who no longer accept the insurance in question. A study of BCBS mental healthcare providers found that 75% of the listed providers were unreachable or unavailable. For pediatric psychiatrists, that number was 83%.