The true cost of high-deductible health care plans

One alternative to sky-high monthly health insurance premiums for many Americans is opting for a high-deductible plan instead. Those plans come with lower monthly premiums, but their elevated deductibles create other problems. Deductibles can reach into multiple thousands of dollars — causing some people to skip care altogether. Foregoing preventative care or not filling prescriptions…

The other unaccounted healthcare system

Discussions about the cost and complexity of America’s healthcare, don’t normally account for the labor cost provided by friends and family. But those supports are large and a growing part of the U.S. healthcare. Millions of dollars are raised every year in donations to help with medical bills, and care provided by family and friends…

Hospitals are swimming in cash

According to Axios, the number of hospital admissions, surgeries and other medical procedures has continued to stay flat in many parts of the country, but that hasn’t prevented hospitals from retaining large sums of money and hiring more people. America’s rural hospitals are dying, but large not-for-profit hospital systems in cities and suburbs are doing extremely well as…