One hundred days of war has put Ukraine’s health system under severe pressure

After one hundred days of war, Ukraine’s health system is under severe pressure and the World Health Organization (WHO) has increased its presence, both in Ukraine and in those countries hosting displaced Ukrainians, to help meet the escalating health needs.

““This war has gone on for 100 days too many, shattering lives and communities, and imperilling the short- and long-term health of Ukraine’s people,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “WHO is doing everything we can to support Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and deliver essential medical supplies and equipment. But the one medicine that Ukraine needs most is the

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How to Relieve the Pressure of High-Deductible Healthcare on Patients

Patient deductibles are likely to continue rising in coming years, and healthcare providers will have to implement strategies to continue providing patients with the best possible care.

Healthcare patient deductibles continue to skyrocket. Research shows that 53% of American workers had high-deductible health plans in 2020, a 34% jump from 2015. Over the past decade, the average deductible rose from $991 to $1,669. Rising healthcare deductibles are increasing out-of-pocket costs and putting financial pressure on patients trying to make important medical decisions. The impact of high-deductible healthcare is not going away anytime soon.

It’s time to understand what can

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