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The February 2014 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll reveals that people who are either uninsured or who purchase their own health insurance would rather save money on premium than spend more to have access to a wider provider network.  The opposite appears to be true for people who obtain their health insurance from their employer.  Although the public at large may prefer “a plan that costs more money but allows you to see a broader range of doctors and hospitals,” when that question was asked to individuals who were either uninsured or who purchase their own insurance, only 35% preferred the more expensive plan.

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Barry Liss

Barry Liss is a Director in the Corporate Department and Healthcare Team Leader at Gibbons PC and has extensive experience representing institutional and individual providers of healthcare services, organized delivery systems, independent practice associations, and other related business enterprises in the healthcare sector. His practice focuses on corporate and regulatory healthcare-related law including accountable care organization development, integrated delivery systems, managed care, hospital reimbursement, physician practices, third party payor appeals, governmental payor disputes, provider network contracting, hospital vendor contracting, general hospital corporate representation, claim disputes between individuals and their health plans and related areas of healthcare practice. Prior to joining Gibbons, Mr. Liss was a partner with Kalison, McBride, Jackson & Robertson, which was a leading healthcare boutique law firm. Earlier, Mr. Liss was in-house counsel for Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc.

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