Ongoing Work by Center Researchers Covered in Slate

By | September 10, 2007

A recent study by researchers from Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon University explains that a culprit in inadequate preventive care and effective disease management programs may be the very high rate at which Americans switch among insurance plans. It takes several years for insurers to recoup their investment in early diabetes treatment, for example, and by then odds are that their customer has moved on to another health plan. Alas, says the Slate article, alot of this turnover may be built in to the way Americans get health insurance. And this may be the doing not of individual patients so much as their employers, who are always on the lookout to switch plans for lower-cost coverage. (posted 9/2007)Slate article, recent study