Preterm Births: How High Medical Debt Cripples Productivity

Posted by ProgenyHealth on Apr 27, 2021 9:18:28 AM

For a growing number of workers, high deductible health plans are the only option – a trend that started a decade ago.

The idea behind high-deductible plans was to make sure employees had “skin in the game.” If they had to open their wallets every time they visited a doctor, they would be more selective and less wasteful when using their medical benefits. These deductibles range from $5,000 to $6,000, and while monthly premiums typically go down, lower premiums also increase the risk of crippling medical debt.

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Topics: Blog, business, health insurance, NICU case management, The Business of Health Care, postpartum care

Postpartum Medicaid Benefits: A Path to Long-Term Health

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on Jan 27, 2021 9:31:42 AM

As states wrestle with COVID-19-related state budget deficits, Medicaid may soon find itself in the crosshairs. While the short-term impact on adult health is significant, the long-term consequences for children are even greater. Medicaid cuts could negatively impact a child over their lifetime – not only for their health but in areas of disability, education, and financial security.

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Topics: Blog, medicaid, postpartum care

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