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The Quality of American Health Care

One of the most common themes on this website is the high cost of American healthcare. What I am saying is that our annual deficits are way too high and that our accumulated debt is increasing too fast.  315 more words

Jack Heidel

Comparison of Site of Death, Health Care Utilization, and Hospital Expenditures for Patients Dying With Cancer in 7 Developed Countries

Catherine Lister, Mercer University College of Pharmacy

The World Health Organization estimates that there were 14 million new cases of cancer and 8.2 million cancer related deaths in 2012. 492 more words

Health Spending Approaches Record 18% Of GDP, Inflation Tame

ANN ARBOR — National health spending in November 2015 was up 5 percent compared to November 2014, continuing the slowdown from a peak of nearly 7 percent year-over-year growth hit in February 2015, according to new figures from the Ann Arbor healthcare consulting firm Altarum Institute. 226 more words


Health Inflation Remains Tame, Spending Trending Down

ANN ARBOR — A combination of a resurgent economy and the Affordable Care Act have produced major increases in health care spending over the past two years, but the effects of those factors are beginning to wind down. 387 more words


Lowering the Cost of American Healthcare

It is well understood that entitlement spending (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) is the biggest driver of our very serious long term debt problem.  Furthermore the high costs of Medicare and Medicaid can’t be separated from the high cost of American healthcare in general.  310 more words

Jack Heidel

Health Price Growth Remains Historically Low As Sector Jobs Hit New High

ANN ARBOR — The health sector added a robust 44,900 new jobs in October and now accounts for 10.7 percent of total American employment, an all-time high, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators from the… 274 more words


2015 Acceleration in Health Spending Growth is Moderating

ANN ARBOR — Health care spending growth is moderating as the effects of the improved economy and the Affordable Care Act spread through the economy, according to a monthly report from the Ann Arbor health care consultants Altarum Institute. 360 more words