Healthcare

What Happens When You’re Vaccinated and Your Partner Isn’t?

In the Media | February 10, 2021 | Marketplace Radio

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Money Challenges (and Advice) for Adults Over Age 55

Decision Science News | March 25, 2015

Older adults have very different money priorities than younger members of their families. Rather than focusing on accruing wealth, older adults should strive to spend less and to plan their estate. A large concern when it comes to these activities is cognitive decline. Eric Johnson, Columbia Business School, says that while cognitive challenges are present in older age, years of collected wisdom can counteract this decline.

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Healthcare.gov 3.0 — Behavioral Economics and Insurance Exchanges

Decision Science News | February 23, 2015

In October 2013, the Affordable Care Act introduced a new insurance market — state and federal exchanges where people can purchase health insurance for themselves or their families. Although the rollout of the exchanges was disastrous, around-the-clock efforts fixed many of the biggest technical problems, and nearly 7 million people purchased insurance in the new market.

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When Buying Insurance on the Exchanges, It Helps to Have Help

Decision Science News | May 22, 2014

New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say

By Karen Pallarito
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- You have to wade through a lot of insurance jargon and be a skilled number-cruncher to choose the right health insurance plan on the new health exchanges, health literacy and consumer decision-making experts say.

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You Don’t Need To Keep The Health Care Plan You Have

Decision Science News | May 22, 2014

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Consumer Mistakes in ObamaCare Exchanges May Cost Taxpayers $9B

Decision Science News | May 22, 2014

By: Kate Rogers

With just over one month until the Affordable Care Act’s health-care exchanges roll out, new research from Columbia University shows the complexity of choosing coverage for consumers, as some experts claim the law’s subsidies do not incentivize consumers to pick their health-care wisely.

What’s more, consumers picking the wrong plan will cost taxpayers—to the tune of about $9 billion per year.

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Study: Consumers May Spend $9 Billion More Than Necessary on Obamacare

Decision Science News | May 22, 2014

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Going through health care plans at work can be complicated, so Americans might accidentally pay for $9 billion more in health care benefits than they need when new state health care exchanges open on Tuesday as part of the Affordable Health Care Act, a new study shows.

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Online Health Care Shopping Takes Some Skill

Decision Science News | May 22, 2014

By Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

There's a learning curve with all online transactions -- banking on the Web, buying songs from iTunes. So how long will it take America to warm up to shopping for health insurance online?

And, more importantly, how long will it take us to shop wisely?

That depends largely on the architecture of the websites through which America will do its shopping, according to a new paper written by a University of Pennsylvania Law School health insurance expert and several other colleagues.

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Poll: 47% Don’t Know Where to Get Health Care Info

Decision Science News | May 22, 2014

Fola Akinnibi, USA TODAY

About one in 10 Americans -- 9% -- say The Affordable Care Act has improved their health insurance situation in the past year, according to a new survey by Bankrate.com.

The telephone survey asked a representative sample of 1,001 Americans about their knowledge of and feelings about the law that mandates health care insurances for all Americans in coming years.

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Prof. Tom Baker on How Smart Design of Healthcare Exchanges can Save Consumers Billions

Decision Science News | May 22, 2014

When the Affordable Care Act’s “individual mandate” takes effect in October, millions of Americans will be hard pressed to select the best health insurance coverage for their needs, unless relatively simple design features are incorporated into the state and federal websites they will use to choose a policy. Smart design of those websites, the so-called health insurance exchanges at the heart of Obamacare, could save consumers and the government more than $9 billion annually.

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