Though medical debt climbed high over the past decade, it appears that Medicaid expansion can help. States that expanded Medicaid saw average debt drop by 44% as opposed to a 10% reduction in non-expansion states.
A new telehealth company, called Antidote, is taking aim at rising healthcare costs in the U.S. by providing an alternative inspired by the healthcare system in Israel. For a monthly membership fee, Antidote users gain unlimited virtual visits and zero copays on most medications.
Executives at large companies feel that the cost of providing employee health benefits will become unsustainable within the next decade, a new survey shows. They want the government to play a bigger role in providing coverage and lowering costs.