Category Archive: Health Care Cost

May 07

Employers Make Costly Health Care Mistakes Every Day

Most readers will find it hard to believe that a vast majority of employers are costing themselves millions of dollars every year.  That is to say that they are totally on board with conventional medicine’s approach to addressing our crisis of chronic disease with the latest and greatest prescription medications.  Never mind that most of …

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May 05

The Health Care Crisis: The Government’s Waterloo

Many organizations, including many governmental bodies, have an Achilles tendon, a looming Waterloo which will eventually bring them to their knees as sure as Summer follows Spring. This potential disaster for many governments, businesses and individuals is the health care crisis that has been growing exponentially for the past several years. While some efforts to …

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May 05

Meridian Stress Assessment

Health care costs in the United States have risen sharply over the last decade. Expenditures on prescription drugs in the United States is up from $69 billion in 1996 to $155 billion in 2001. Meanwhile, the annual percentage change of health insurance premiums have increased from 3% in 1996 to 17% in 2001. The increase …

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May 05

The Municipal Health Cost Crisis

The fact that all employers, including municipal governments, are facing a crisis in rising health care costs is not really earth shattering news. In fact, all of the headlines have probably been written to capture every angle of this growing problem. Here are just some of the headlines from the past few years. “Rising Health …

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