health care costs

Connecticut Hospitals Required To Disclose Trauma Costs

Aug 12, 2019
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In 2020, a new law will require Connecticut hospitals to tell the state how much they much they charge for health emergencies. 

Courtesy of Connecticut State Medical Society

Dr. Henry Jacobs, president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, says soaring prescription drug costs have forced many people to make difficult decisions.

How Does Health Insurance Concentration Affect Prices?

May 9, 2016
Courtesy of 401kcalculator.org

The Affordable Care Act marketplaces have led to new research. One study this month looked at the concentration of hospitals and insurance plans in New York and California.

The research on hospitals is pretty clear: fewer hospitals in a region means higher premiums.

But on a different metric, results varied state to state: the concentration of insurance plans available in a region didn’t have the same impact on insurance prices.