NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

Retail Clinics Raise Medical Spending?

March 15, 2016

A new study in Health Affairs found that retail clinics raise rather than lower medical spending for insurers. NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick points out that added convenience at a slight increase in cost ($14 per person per year) would be considered good in other sectors of the economy but bad in health care only because patients don't control their own medical dollars.


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