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Healthcare Spending

There's A Hole In The Boat. Let's Buy Buckets?

Brian Castrucci | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

Earlier this month, my Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn were abuzz with health care news. First, President Obama became the first sitting president t...

Price Transparency Won't Work

Deane Waldman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Deane Waldman

"Price transparency" drags out into the open a number, price or charge, that has no real meaning in healthcare. In other activities, the price is what the consumer pays to the seller.

Conservatives unpatriotically root for Obamacare failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The mainstream media has been obsessed with comparing the Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obamacare) with various failures by the previou...

OECD: Poor People At Risk Of Long-Term Health Problems

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

(Fixes typo in first paragraph) By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Total health spending fell in one in three O...

Cracking Health Costs: Dave Ramsey-Style

Leah Binder | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Leah Binder

It's time we applied such common sense to healthcare spending, and a much-discussed new book does just that: Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company's Costs and Provide Employees Better Care, by Tom Emerick and Al Lewis.

While Paychecks Shrunk, Spending On This Kept Rising

Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Health care spending per capita in the US increased 36 percent between 2000 and 2010, from $6,177 to $8,402 for every person in the country. During th...

CBO: Government Healthcare Spending To More Than Double By 2022

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business

* Spending to more than double by 2022 * Annual rise seen at 8 pct, to reach 7.3 percent of GDP By David Morgan ...

Who's Cost-Shifting Now?

Deane Waldman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Everyone agrees that healthcare spending is out of control and the cost spiral is unsustainable. The cure for this sickness seems, however, elusive.

Cost Curve

Andrew Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rubin

Can anyone put a price tag on the remaining time we have in our last days and months? With healthcare consuming 20% of our economy by 2019, we aren't going to be able to ignore the question much longer.