May 12, 2023
Inequities and SDOH | Tea Leaves
  • Payers can and should be doing more to address health inequities, a new report by the United Hospital Fund says. The New York-based nonprofit aims for the report to serve as a road map for payers looking to do the work of elevating equity. Payers are uniquely positioned to address disparities as they are major employers, control vast resources through premiums and spend billions of dollars on goods and services, the report said. Besides reeling in massive profits, payers also pay an estimated $93 billion annually in excess direct medical costs attributed to disparities. (Article here)