Health Care Economics

By Kate Greenwood
In Health Care Economics
Dec 16th, 2014
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By Christine O’Neill Healthcare costs in the United States topped $3.8 billion in 2013 according to Forbes.com.  Industry experts offer many hypotheses as to why costs are so high including excessive administrative costs and the fact that Americans pay more for and receive more care than citizens in many other developed countries.  One contributing factor [&helli...
By Kate Greenwood
In Health Care Economics
Nov 19th, 2014
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By Jenny Wright Over the past decade or so, customers may have noticed the growing number of health clinics opening up in large retail chain stores. Once a place for customers to receive flu shots while waiting for a prescription, many retail health clinics now provide a number of health care services to people nationwide. […]...
By Kate Greenwood
In Children's Issues
Feb 4th, 2014
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Cross-Posted at Bill of Health Last week, vtdigger.org ran an interesting article by Laura Krantz on the difficulties pregnant women and new mothers who are addicted to drugs have accessing not just drug treatment but also all of the other services and supports they need. Krantz reported on a hearing before the Human Services Committee […]...
By Frank Pasquale
In Health Care Economics
Feb 19th, 2013
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A few years ago, I noted that the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) has a dominant role in suggesting payment levels to CMS.  It raises hard questions about price-setting in the health care sector, many of which cannot be answered because its processes are opaque.  Now we know that judicial relief […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Care Economics
Jan 10th, 2012
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The bad news is that the country’s too broke to be sick. The New York Times reports that health care spending rose just 3.9% in 2010, totaling $2.6 trillion or 17.9% of the Gross Domestic Product. The information was derived from the latest report from the government’s National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA), which are, according […]...