Health Populi January 9, 2019
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

All health/care is retail now in America. I say this as most people in the U.S. who have health insurance must take on a deductible of some amount, which compels that insured individual to spend the first dollar on medical services up until they meet their financial commitment. At that point, health insurance kicks in, and then the insured may have to spend additional funds on co-payments for general medicines and services, and coinsurance for specialty drugs like injectables and high-cost new therapies.

The patient is a consumer is a payor, I asserted today during my talk on the expanding ecosystem of retail health in the U.S. — the nation that spends more on medical services than any other country on Planet...