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A 36-year-old member asked:

what causes employee health costs to rise so high?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
400 words or less?: Enemy is us. Inexorable pursuit of health perfection over "good." physician lack of confidence and fear in making diagnoses on history / physical. Burgeoning administration "supervising" medical care. Substandard docs and medical societies who fail to police them. Legal system awards compensation beyond reason. Pharmaceutical, lab, imaging industries and media who market sickness to the public.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Should employers have access to employee health records?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Generally employee health records are not readily available except in cases of information on fmla forms and sometimes for particular job requirements. People should know that more information is available to employers in regards to diagnoses, etc when they get that information from employer sponsored health plans.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes employee health care to rise so high?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
400 words or less?: Enemy is us. Inexorable pursuit of health perfection over "good." physician lack of confidence and fear in making diagnoses on history / physical. Burgeoning administration "supervising" medical care. Substandard docs and medical societies who fail to police them. Legal system awards compensation beyond reason. Pharmaceutical, lab, imaging industries and media who market sickness to the public.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why is employee health care cost rising?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
400 words or less?: Enemy is us. Inexorable pursuit of health perfection over "good." physician lack of confidence and fear in making diagnoses on history / physical. Burgeoning administration "supervising" medical care. Substandard docs and medical societies who fail to police them. Legal system awards compensation beyond reason. Pharmaceutical, lab, imaging industries and media who market sickness to the public.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What do you feel about tx being the 1st state to allow employers to have access to employee health records?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
My understanding...: Was that employers can get a list of employees and family - not identified by name, but by a code - whose health spending was greater than 15, 000. It also lists the diagnosis, amount paid, dates of service, prognoses and treatment plans. Personally, i'm not too comfortable with it... But the argument is if the employer is paying the medical bills, then they should have access to the info.

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