Tag: insurance

Why Can’t America Have a Grown-Up Healthcare Conversation?

Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. So, you know the Obamacare insurance exchanges that, depending on your political perspective, are either the cause of or the solution to so many of America’s health care problems? Only about six percent of Americans actually get their insurance through those exchanges. Now, that’s obviously very important to those six…


Health Insurance 101: Types of Plans (Health Insurance 2/3)

Meet Susie. Susie is a recent college graduate and first-time employee trying to understand health insurance. She’s just finished our first “Health Insurance 101” video, so she understands on a basic level how health insurance works. However, she remains baffled by the general jargon of health insurance: HMO, Gold Plan, the list goes on and…


Doctors Explain Why U.S. Healthcare Is So Expensive (HBO)

Mitch McConnell unveiled new modifications to the GOP health care bill today in his latest attempt to sway 50 Republican senators to get behind repealing and replacing Obamacare. The new bill adds $45 billion to help states deal with the opioid crisis— a nod to previous holdouts Rob Portman of Ohio and Shelley Moore Capito…


Asymmetric Information and Health Insurance

♪ [music] ♪ – [Professor Tyler Cowen] In the previous video, we introduced the ideas of asymmetric information, and adverse selection and we applied those ideas to the used car market. Let’s take those same basic concepts, and build a basic model of health insurance. Suppose that potential health insurance consumers come in a range…


Understanding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Reform Proposals

Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. Let’s talk about the healthcare proposals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but first I should say that if you’re interested in healthcare or health in general, you should check out Health Care Triage, hosted by Dr. Aaron Carroll. It’s an amazing show. Okay, to understand the candidates’ proposals, we…


President Obama Signs Health Reform Into Law

(applause) The Vice President: Thank you all. (applause) Let them celebrate a little bit. Audience: Fired up! Ready to go! Fired up! Ready to go! The Vice President: Thank you. Mr. President, I think we got a happy room here. (laughter) It seems ridiculous to say thank you all for being here. (laughter) Ladies and…


The Economics of Healthcare: Crash Course Econ #29

Adriene: Welcome to Crash Course Economics I’m Adriene Hill Jacob: and I’m Jacob Clifford. Today we are going to talk about the Economics of Healthcare. Healthcare is different than some of the other markets we’ve talked about. Adriene: If you’re having a heart attack, you’re not going to shop around for the hospital with the…


What’s the DIFFERENCE? Choosing YOUR Mental Health Professional | Kati Morton

Psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, licensed counselor, LCSW, LMFT! Today we’re going to talk about all the different types of mental health professionals out there. What does it mean and what kind of help can they offer? *intro music* I tried to put these in an order that kind of makes sense, where we go from…


What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera

Republicans are having a real bad time defending their health care bill. … and now these people don’t have the insurance they need ’cause they’re poor. It’s expected to cause about 20 million Americans to lose health insurance over the next few years, and people are pissed. The fight and the fury mounting over the…


Health Insurance 101: The Basics (Health Insurance 1/3)

Meet Susie. Susie just graduated from college and got her first job at Corporate Co. The job is great: free food, friendly colleagues, and even a health insurance plan. However, there’s just one problem: Susie has no idea what health insurance is, or even if their plan is right for her. What should she do?…