Economics & Revenue

The revised system gives states greater leeway than they’ve had to cut value-based purchasing deals with pharma companies on innovative but expensive drugs.

National health spending accounted for 17.7% of gross domestic product in 2019 as it grew 4.6% to $3.8 trillion over 2018’s tally. Meanwhile CMS projects health expenditures to accelerate in the coming years, averaging 5.4% and reaching $6.2 trillion by 2028.

When Amazon opened the doors of its drugstore business Nov. 17, the potential competitive ramifications rattled that industry on many levels. Would establishment drug sellers stand a chance against the mighty retail innovator?

Millennials are feeling the pain of surprise medical bills more acutely than the generations that preceded them.

In the American Northwest and upper Midwest, a digitally progressive health system that operates 24 hospitals is moving to merge with one that specializes in rural care delivery and operates in 24 states and 10 countries.

Almost half of individuals employed in healthcare expect to keep their noses to the grindstone into their late 60s if not beyond. 

Weekly visits to some specialty practices have bounced back from the COVID swoon and then some. For many of these winners, in-person care is coming back to life right alongside telehealth.

In spite of the troubles 2020 has brought to the healthcare economy, the first nine months of the year saw digital health companies break all previous records for attracting venture capital.

Judging  by a random sample of 138 healthcare executives, nearly every denizen of every hospital or health-system C-suite in the U.S. believes patient leakage to be a concern requiring immediate attention.

Massachusetts has the lowest percentage of residents lacking health insurance in the country. Texas has the highest.

Middle-aged individuals of modest means widely availed themselves of formal long-term care after Obamacare funded the expansion of Medicaid in participating states. 

The White House has provided no clear explanation of where the nearly $7 billion needed to provide the coupons would come from.