Over the past decade, CMS actuaries have consistently overestimated future healthcare spending. They failed to foresee the great moderation that in fact took place.
Among all the proffered panaceas for reducing America's high healthcare costs, price transparency is the least likely to make a major dent in the problem.
The IRS and hospitals need to better define what it means to be a not-for-profit hospital.
Let's acknowledge that there's a tremendous amount of waste in the system. Unnecessary tests and procedures are performed every day in America's hospitals and physician offices.
It's time for the relevant committees to tackle the regulation and prices of expensive and potentially dangerous medical devices, which are being inserted every day in thousands of patients in America's hospitals.
Rural communities will feel the pain first. But it will also ripple through major cities, where the healthcare workforce has become highly dependent on a steady stream of physicians, nurses and support staff born in other countries.
Here's hoping the pink wave washes the label of “women's issues” off the legislative agenda.
After nearly two decades of concerted efforts, it's time for the National Academies to judge whether quality and safety have improved and where new work is needed most.
For decades, demographers and economists have predicted the gray tsunami of aging baby boomers would inevitably push healthcare spending over 20% of GDP. But a new paper highlights some recent trends suggesting the future may not be as bleak and hard to manage as predicted.
Tariff battles, whether in 1992 or 2018, will not solve what remains one of U.S. businesses' main international competitiveness problems: the higher prices they pay for healthcare and the tab's uneven distribution.
The share of Americans without health coverage will undoubtedly tick up next year for the first time in nearly a decade. This dubious achievement arrives just as the U.S. economy is nearing full employment. This shouldn't be happening.
Once the heat of the campaign dissipates, a majority in both parties will remain susceptible to their main argument that high prices are necessary to promote innovation.