Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Diabetes and Heart Disease Top U.S. Health Care Spending

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DH-Jan-20_-2017_-7_50_26-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! A new study examining health care costs found that 20 conditions make up over half of all U.S. health care spending costs. This study covered over 150 conditions, and it showed that the most expensive was diabetes. Total diabetes spending – from diagnosis to treatment costs –

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Health Insurance Premiums Aren’t Rising as Fast as Predicted

According to a new report, health insurance premiums through public exchanges rose an average of 8% between 2015 and 2016. However, this only amounted to an increase of about $4 per month. One of the biggest reasons that premiums are staying affordable for beneficiaries is the premium tax credits, which are received by about 85% of Healthcare.gov enrollees. The average monthly tax credit received in

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: High Deductibles Send Under-insured Patients to Free Clinics

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-25_-2016_-6_28_10-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the past, free clinics have been used to serve community members without insurance. Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, this focus has started to shift, and these clinics are now being frequented by lower-income patients who have health insurance coverage but are forced to pay high co-pays and deductibles. Low-income patients with a deductible of $1,000

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Prescription Drug Costs Go Up 22% in Five Years

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-16_-2016_-12_00_51-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadIMS Health Holdings recently released data stating that U.S. spending on prescription medications will increase 22% over the next five years. By 2020, annual spending is thought to reach $400 billion dollars. This number takes rebates and other discounts into consideration, and when using wholesale prices, spending could reach up to $640 billion. Two types of drugs are leading

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