NOW & FUTURE COSTS OF COMMERCIALIZING HEALTH CARE

Health reform hastens the corporatization of health care, according to Dr. Philip Caper. He explores the trend in "How ACA fuels Corporatization of American health care" posted by The Bangor Daily News on 11-20-14.  Patients, rushed through exams, express less trust in their doctors. Shares of four major insurers more than doubled since the Affordable Care Act was signed.  LEARN MORE.

Patients struggle with high deductible health insurance plans. Abby Goodnough and Robert Pear explore this in "Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor" published by The New York Times on 10-17-14. While covering preventive care and protecting against catastrophic debts, the high deductibles prompt many to skip routine care. Open enrollment offers a chance to switch to plans with lower deductibles, but likely narrower provider networks. LEARN MORE