The process of acquiring the services of an HMO is similar to that when a customer acquires any other form of services —they always require a very careful study in terms of benefits in relation to cost. Cost is often the hurdle that has to be overcome in the selection of an HMO simply because it has implications in the form of budget constraints.
A rise in cost of health care benefits is inevitable, much like every other service.
Health beneficiaries and companies are entitled to object of course for obvious reasons but there are a handful of factors that bring about this result. Factors that affect cost push and which are beyond control are – cost of medication, a unilateral increase in hospital fees, compounded by the demand of physicians for higher fees.
Philippine Daily Inquirer