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Health Spending

Adding Docs Will Boost Health Bill

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

While much of Washington worries about how to constrain Medicare costs, two contrarian legislators want the program to spend $1 billion more annually to fund residency training for new doctors.

A Prescription for Controlling Health Care Costs: Federal Research Grant Reform

Peter Hilsenrath, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | College
Peter Hilsenrath, Ph.D.

Cost increases in health care have appropriated productivity gains and displaced wage increases contributing to middle class income stagnation, and undermining the very stability of our society. Part of the solution is to reframe the national health research agenda.

Building American Support for Global Health Spending

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

The reality of foreign aid spending is vastly different than its perception. Despite representing a small sliver of the federal budget, foreign aid does a lot of good.

Prevention vs. Treatment and the Perverse Incentives Inflating the Costs of Healthcare

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

While rewarding doctors for each step they take to make a patient better may seem fair, it has disastrous consequences for the structure of our health system. Chief among them is our top-heavy physician specialty structure.

Raising Government Revenue in Africa: A Road Out of Poverty

Mark Plant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Plant

There are limits to how much a government can receive as grants from donors or borrow. So raising tax revenues is a necessary element for governments to spend on providing more of these essential services and, in turn, reduce poverty.

Healing Public Health Care Finances: Budget Reforms That Work

Benedict Clements | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Benedict Clements

Heath care reform is tricky. On the one hand, providing access to affordable health care is of paramount importance. But spending on health care is putting enormous pressure on public purses all over the world, and it's only getting worse.

Health Spending Slowed In 2008

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. spent an average of $7,681 per person on health care in 2008, for an eye-popping total of $2.3 trillion – even thoug...