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Health Care Percentage Of GDP Hits Record; Price Rise Modest

ANN ARBOR — The monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators report from Ann Arbor’s Altarum Institute shows national health spending grew by 5.7 percent in January 2015 compared with January 2014, suggesting that the strong growth in the latter half of 2014 is carrying forward into the new year. 331 more words


American Council on Exercise Begs Congress for Access to Your Wallet

Almost three years ago, I excoriated the American College of Sports Medicine for partnering with a medical screenings company to push useless screens upon, of all things, their membership. 954 more words

Health Policy

Recalling the Why of Health Care Reform

By Jacob Molyneux, AJN senior editor In a brief analysis of the gradual rollout and effects so far of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the start of this year ( 344 more words

Health Care Reform

New strategies provide a prescription for Rx cost savings

Prescriptions have become incredibly common in the modern health marketplace, with more than 70 percent of Americans taking at least one prescription drug. It’s not surprising then that employers are feeling the impact of rising drug prices on their health care budgets. 523 more words

Health & Wellness

What Will True Healthcare Reform Look Like?

My last post, “Progress on Medicaid Reform,” discusses innovations that several states have adopted to improve the delivery of Medicaid and to make it more cost efficient. 279 more words

Jack Heidel

Progress on Medicaid Reform

It is widely understood that the rapid increase in spending for entitlements (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid) is the main driver of our debt problem.  Anything that can be done to get spending for these programs under control is of great value. 341 more words

Jack Heidel

Feds spent $7M for anti-drug ads last fall

OTTAWA – Newly released figures show the Conservative government spent more than $7 million on a 12-week anti-drug advertising campaign that ended earlier this month. 152 more words