Employees Wary of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

Confusion about out-of-pocket health care costs is making some people reluctant to seek the health care services they need. A survey of Wisconsin public employees by the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin—Madison aimed to learn more about people’s experiences with their health plans and their understanding of the health care system.  Professor J. Michael Collins, faculty director of the Center for Financial Security at UW–Madison, shared survey results during a May event titled, “Managing Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses: How Well are Families Prepared for a World of High Deductibles?”

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Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency – A Lot for Employers and Consumers to Like!

On June 24, President Trump issued The Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First. This order includes sweeping provisions that could have a significant positive impact on one of the cornerstones of The Alliance: the availability of information to assess and compare the quality and price of health care services.

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Jennifer Austin

Jennifer Austin

Director, Marketing and Product Development, The Alliance

John Barlament

John Barlament

Quarles & Brady

Josh Bindl

Josh Bindl

National CooperativeRx

Carlene Boehmer

Carlene Boehmer

Director of Claims & Customer Service, The Alliance

Janet Bollig, MSSW

Janet Bollig, MSSW

Home Health United

Laura Carabello

Laura Carabello

CPR Strategic Marketing and Communications

Tobi Anne Cawthra

Tobi Anne Cawthra

Meriter - UnityHealth Point

Beth M. Cubriel

Beth M. Cubriel

Director - Michael Best Strategies LLC

Margie Czechowicz

Margie Czechowicz

Patient Experience Manager, The Alliance

Dr. Andrew Dean

Dr. Andrew Dean

Stoughton Hospital

Francois DeBrantes

Francois DeBrantes

Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc.

Dave DeBronkart

Dave DeBronkart

Cancer Patient and Blogger

Cheryl DeMars

Cheryl DeMars

President & CEO, The Alliance

Darla Dernovsek

Darla Dernovsek

Marketing Consultant

Sean Foy

Sean Foy

Personal Wellness Corporation

Jessie Gruman

Jessie Gruman

Center for Advancing Health

Lisa Henke

Lisa Henke

Walworth County

Julie Hitt

Julie Hitt

Home Health United

Nathan Houdek

Nathan Houdek

Michael Best Strategies

Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D.

Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D.

Senior VP, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, The Alliance

Cathy Mahaffey

Cathy Mahaffey

Common Ground

John Maycroft

John Maycroft

Wisconsin Medical Society

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

Foremost Farms USA

Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer

Director of Business Development, The Alliance

Kyle L. Monroe

Kyle L. Monroe

Vice President, Network Development & Provider Relations, The Alliance

Brad Olm

Brad Olm

Gordon Flesch Company

Kathryn Otto-McLeod

Kathryn Otto-McLeod

Director of Member Services & Innovation, The Alliance

Connie Palm

Connie Palm

Woodward Communications

Mike Roche

Mike Roche

Director of Business Development, The Alliance

Paul Roelke

Paul Roelke

Account Executive, The Alliance

Wayne Salverda

Wayne Salverda

National CooperativeRx

Ian Shea

Ian Shea

I M Human

Ginger Skinner

Ginger Skinner

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

Karen Timberlake

Karen Timberlake

Michael Best Strategies

Reed Tuckson, M.D.

Reed Tuckson, M.D.

Tuckson Health Connections

Stephanie Vojas

Stephanie Vojas

Michael Best Strategies

Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward

Seats Incorporated

Allan Wearing

Allan Wearing

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Lisa Wendorff

Lisa Wendorff

Marketing Consultant

Alan Williams

Alan Williams

Health Information Manager, The Alliance

John A. Zordani

John A. Zordani

Michael Best Strategies

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