Jun 22, 2022 • 1HR 4M

Ep. 13 - An Unusual Alliance (and other headlines)


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This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron dive into some of the top healthcare headlines for this week. First, a new report shows that as many as 85% of hospitals are non-compliant with an Affordable Care Act rule that requires them to make their prices public. Then, a new analysis of Health Savings Accounts shows that they are becoming less and less effective. Is there a way to still make them work? And the strangest: Senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders agree on something healthcare-related and Matthew and Ron discuss the implications of buying drugs from other countries.


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Articles mentioned in this week’s program:

Survey Shows Most U.S. Hospitals Violate Hospital Price Transparency Rule - NBC News via YouTube

Long-Overdue Fines on Noncompliant Hospitals Are a Boost for Price Transparency - Cynthia Fisher via RealClear Health

Health Savings Accounts No Longer Promote Consumer Cost-Consciousness - Health Affairs

Health Savings Accounts and Health Care Costs: While You Were Sleeping, Part II - Thomas P. Miller at the American Enterprise Institute

A Proposal to Import Drugs from Other Countries Creates an Unusual Alliance in the Senate - FLATLINING.net