Tag: healthcare spending

Innovation, Med Tech

Can Health Tech Reduce US Healthcare Spending?

July 24, 2023

Via: Health IT Answers

Projections of National Health Expenditures (NHE) and health insurance enrollment have been released for the years 2022-2031. The report contains expected impacts from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), including that people with Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) are projected […]


National health spending reached $4.3 trillion in 2021

December 14, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Spending on medical products and services continued to tick up in 2021, reaching $12,914 per person that year, even as the share of the economy devoted to healthcare expenditures shrunk slightly, according to the analysis from the CMS Office of […]


A Nod To The Past Can Help Define Healthcare’s Future

March 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

In 1970, healthcare spending represented 6.9% of U.S. GDP. Last year, findings from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services showed healthcare spending in the U.S. was expected to reach $3.8 trillion, representing 17.8% of GDP. It’s a sobering figure, and […]


Medicare Pays More Money To Doctors Taking Care Of Rich Patients. Here’s Why.

February 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

It has always been financially rewarding for doctors to take care of rich patients. People with more money…well, they have more money to spend on healthcare. But shouldn’t this more money/higher payment relationship go away in Medicare? It doesn’t, and […]


U.S. Prices For Healthcare Services Far Outpace Peer Nations

January 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

As Democratic presidential candidates debate the state of U.S. healthcare, a common theme is the high cost of the system. Senator Bernie Sanders (I – Vermont), in particular, has made the claim that the U.S. spends twice as much on […]


How U.S. Healthcare Spending Per Capita Compares With Other Countries [Infographic]

August 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

During the recent Democratic debates, Senator Bernie Sanders once again lambasted the state of America’s healthcare system, drawing damning comparisons with other countries, particularly Canada. The Vermont senator has also consistently criticized the “incredible corruption and greed” of the U.S. […]


Time to Choose Your Health Insurance: Don’t Make A $9,000 Mistake

December 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Is there any financial decision that we dread more than the annual chore of choosing a health insurance plan? It’s got everything we hate: choice and information overload, time pressure, ambiguity and confusion, consequences worth thousands, uncomfortable scenarios involving disease […]


5 Reasons Consumer Technology Companies Will Transform Healthcare

December 4, 2017

Via: Forbes

Whichever side you are on in the battle to repeal and replace Obamacare, recognize that the fight is not about fixing healthcare. It is over who pays for it. Neither Obamacare nor any of the recent Trumpcare alternatives will materially […]


Consumers catch break as healthcare spending and pricing slow

June 9, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

Healthcare hiring, pricing and spending are all falling, providing relief to and partially being driven by consumers, according to analysis released Thursday by think-tank Altarum Institute.Though still the biggest contributor to national jobs growth, healthcare hiring is about two-thirds of […]


How Obamacare repeal could affect your retirement

January 11, 2017


As a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act looms with no clear replacement, many experts are already painting a dire portrait of what that may mean for Americans: One million lost jobs, longer workdays, and delayed retirement. Job losses […]


Diabetes, heart disease, and back pain dominate US health care spending

December 28, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Just 20 conditions make up more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis that examines spending by diseases and injuries. The most expensive condition, diabetes, totaled $101 billion […]


Massachusetts healthcare spending rose 3.9% in 2015

October 4, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

Massachusetts continues to struggle with its attempts to keep increases in healthcare spending in check. A new report from the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) found that total healthcare expenditures statewide were $57.2 billion in 2015, or […]


Taxpayers will cover 70% of healthcare spending in California

September 2, 2016

Via: Modern Healthcare

About 71% of healthcare spending in California this year will be covered by taxpayers, according to a new report (PDF). The study, published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, found that of the $367 billion to be spent […]