Eileen Applebaum and Rosemary Batt wrote a paper titled Financialization in Health Care: The Transformation of US Hospital Systems for the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) (September 09, 2021).Continue reading “Financialization in Health Care”
The Air-Ambulance Vultures
Chris Stanton wrote an article for Intelligencer titled The Air-Ambulance Vultures— A search for why my flight cost $86,184 led to a hidden culprit: private equity (April 20, 2022).Continue reading “The Air-Ambulance Vultures”
What makes drug prices so high?
Alison Kodjak reported a story for NPR titled Here’s What The Feds Can Do To Cut Drug Prices (2017). Continue reading “What makes drug prices so high?”
Dr. Drew speaks at the White House in December 2019 at a summit called Transforming Mental Health Treatment to Combat Homelessness, Violence, and Substance Abuse
Cost of Employer-Provided Health Coverage Passes $20,000 a Year
Anna Wilde Mathews wrote a Wall Street Journal article titled Cost of Employer-Provided Health Coverage Passes $20,000 a Year.
« Annual premiums rose 5% to hit $20,576 for an employer-provided family plan in 2019, according to the yearly poll of employers by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. On average, employers bore 71% of that cost, while employees paid the rest. » Continue reading “Cost of Employer-Provided Health Coverage Passes $20,000 a Year”
The health insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyist who wrote the Affordable Care Act
A December 5, 2012 article in The Guardian, titled Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job, summarizes the conflicts-of-interest that created the Affordable Care Act (ACA). No wonder the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries are the true beneficiaries of this law. Meanwhile health care costs continue to skyrocket. Continue reading “The health insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyist who wrote the Affordable Care Act”