The Court’s decision upholding health insurance subsidies on the federal exchange positions the $2.9 trillion health industry to stay the course toward the New Health Economy which the Affordable Care Act helped to usher in.
Today, 10 years after HRI first issued its projection for the coming year’s medical cost trend, the healthcare growth rate has slowed. But, despite the improved growth rate, medical inflation still outpaces general economic inflation. In this year’s report, HRI identifies the major trends of the last decade, including more consumer cost sharing, greater use of technology and shifting care from inpatient settings to less traditional retail clinics.
The healthcare industry's billing and payments system remains mired in paper and telephone calls while the rest of US business moves to seamless, mobile, digital payment. In its latest report, HRI explores consumer perspectives on the healthcare billing and payment system, and prescribes short-term and long-term fixes to bring it into the 21st century.
Since 2010, the Affordable Care Act has underscored the rise of a New Health Economy predicated on value. Here are five fundamental shifts the law has energized over the past five years and how they will continue to shape the healthcare industry in the next five.
With 2015 open enrollment officially underway, a clear picture of the US individual health insurance market has emerged. Learn how 2015 premiums compare to 2014 in HRI’s interactive rate map.