Tucker, GA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Healthcare has been a major hot-button issue in American culture and politics over the last several years. Specifically, the rising costs of healthcare have proven to be a topic of great controversy. According to a recent study, however, the premise of this controversy may be flawed; Forbes reports new research which indicates that the price of healthcare is rising, but by a lower amount than is typically expected. The report has won the attention of many companies within the healthcare and medical supply industries, among them Quality Med Inc. of Tucker, Georgia.
According to the Forbes report, healthcare costs are projected to increase by around 7.5% next year. While that figure may seem high, experts say that it is actually a step in the right direction. In 2009, as the full effects of the economic recession began to kick in, healthcare costs rose by a much larger sum, some 9.6%. Forbes indicates that this number might indicate an economy, or at least a healthcare industry, moving toward some form of recovery, though experts continue to debate over precisely what to make of these new figures.
Quality Med Inc. of Tucker, GA finds reason for optimism in the new healthcare figures, however—particularly because of the report’s finding that many medical suppliers and healthcare providers are prioritizing cost transparency in their dealings with customers and patients. In fact, the company has responded to the new Forbes report with a press statement of their own. “We sincerely hope this trend continues and we continue to see a reduction in health care costs, as well as greater price transparency,” says the Quality Med Inc. statement. “We do not believe people should be kept in the dark about their health care costs.”
Quality Med Inc. is uniquely qualified to respond to the new report, as the company plays a vital role in providing affordably priced healthcare products on their own.
Based in Tucker, Georgia, Quality Med Inc. is a company that buys and sells medial supplies and healthcare equipment. By providing medical providers with pre-owned surgical equipment, Quality Med Inc. is able to provide solutions for obtaining effective, functional equipment for lower prices than would normally be charged.
Forbes, meanwhile, confirms that the new healthcare numbers likely are reason enough for hope. “Economists are pondering whether the slowdown in health care costs ushers in a permanent shift in the way patients consume health care, but it is highly unlikely that the trend will reverse,” says the Forbes article. It goes on to specify that the reasons for the trend is because of the increased degree to which patients must pay for their healthcare out-of pocket, “in the form of higher deductibles and premiums.”
Quality Med Inc. of Tucker, GA is a medical equipment buyer and reseller that helps provide affordable options for hospitals, medical clinics, surgery centers, ophthalmic and private practices. The company seeks to make the process of selling pre-owned surgical or lab equipment as easy as possible.