Advertisement
The leader in healthcare business news, research & data
Editorial: More doom and gloom from the CMS

Editorial: More doom and gloom from the CMS

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 21, 2019

Over the past decade, CMS actuaries have consistently overestimated future healthcare spending. They failed to foresee the great moderation that in fact took place.

Editorial: The transparency trap

Editorial: The transparency trap

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 16, 2019

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.

Editorial: The war on waste

Editorial: The war on waste

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 01, 2019

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.

Editorial: Left to their own devices

Editorial: Left to their own devices

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 25, 2019

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.

Editorial: How Trump's war on immigrants will harm healthcare

Editorial: How Trump's war on immigrants will harm healthcare

By Merrill Goozner  |  January 17, 2019

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.

Editorial: The Great Moderation in healthcare spending continues

Editorial: The Great Moderation in healthcare spending continues

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 13, 2018

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.

Editorial: Healthcare, our biggest trade barrier

Editorial: Healthcare, our biggest trade barrier

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 07, 2018

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.

Editorial: The canary in the open enrollment coal mine

Editorial: The canary in the open enrollment coal mine

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 30, 2018

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.

Advertisement
X

Subscribe and SAVE 50%

View our best offer
Subscribe to Print