Unhealthy America

The Urban Institute released a healthcare proposal on May 14th, to expand upon the Medicare Program and ACA Marketplaces.  The Healthy America program “combine improved financial assistance, an improved public program with a broad provider network, provider payment rate caps to boost insurer participation and counteract the monopoly power of health systems in some areas, autoenrollment for very low-income... Read More

US Healthcare Spending to Climb 5.3% in 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projected mid-February that US healthcare spending would increase 5.3% in 2018.   Factors affecting this increase include: Rising prices of medical goods and services Higher Medicaid costs Ageing baby-boom population driving Medicare enrollent More disposable personal income Spending in 2016 rose 4.3 percent and spending in 2017 rose 4.6 percent (originally projected at... Read More