HealthCompare Attempts to Help Health Insurance Consumers Counter the "Cost Disease"

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Yale University Press releases a new book on health care exploring “The Cost Disease.”

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HealthCompare is aware of the ever-compounding increases that health care is placing on the population.

Yale University Press releases a new book on health care exploring “The Cost Disease.”

William J. Baumol, a professor of economics and academic director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, New York University, and professor emeritus, Princeton University, has written a book delving into the question “Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn’t”.

It’s a topic that plagues consumers, as each year brings a new level in increase in the costs of health care, while things like the prices of computers are not rising, yet, nor are salaries or Medicare coverage.

Baumol, author of more than forty books and recipient of numerous awards, explains it like this: It’s the Cost Disease.

And that once the public understands the parameters of this disease and how it effects the rising costs of the service sectors of the economy, then appropriate and effective responses can be made to the problem that’s causing widespread alarm across the country.

HealthCompare, a nationally recognized health insurance comparison site, is aware of the ever-compounding increases that health care is placing on the population and wants consumers to be as educated as possible when making decisions that could affect their health care.

Knowing what a patient’s limits are when it comes to what doctors he is willing to see and which ones he is and knowing his medical history intently and the history of his family, and how much he is honestly able to afford, the patient can better make health care decisions that could help him find policies that are more suitable for his budget, without losing its effectiveness.

It’s this kind of research and adjustment that will help health insurance consumers become more adaptable to the Cost Disease and Dr. Baumol’s ideals that service related industries require more and more people to manage and run the industry, in opposition to the idea that technology requires fewer people and less moving parts, so the costs can stay down.

Health Insurance shoppers are encouraged to visit to make comparisons that could help them in buying individual health insurance and lower their costs in an industry affected by the Cost Disease.

About Health Compare: HealthCompare was launched in 2009 to work with brokers and carriers to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price. Based in Orange, Calif., it delivers accurate, customized, health insurance quotes for the country's diverse population.

Through a unique partnership with its sister company, CONEXIS, HealthCompare has the ability to quickly reach thousands of COBRA-qualifying consumers and provide them with COBRA alternatives at the moment they become eligible for COBRA benefits. This provides these consumers with an opportunity to enroll in individual or family plans and potentially save hundreds to thousands of dollars on COBRA premiums and, at the same time, rewards referring brokers with referral fee income for the life of each policy.

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