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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


Quality-Spending Interactive - The Commonwealth Fund

A very cool interactive tool from the Commonwealth Fund on the variations in spending and quality around the U.S.

Sadly, people in my state, Missouri, spend more and get lower quality care. 90 more words

Population Health

Ann Arbor Firm Finds Healthcare Inflation Tame, Spending Increase Lower

ANN ARBOR — Health care prices in the United States were just 1.1 percent higher in June than they were a year earlier, according to the latest Health Sector Economic Indicators, released by the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based healthcare consultant Altarum Institute. 335 more words


Health Care Inflation Modest, But Spending Jumps On More Insured

ANN ARBOR — More insurance coverage equals more health care spending and more health care hiring, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released Thursday by the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute. 494 more words


The Obamacare Death Spiral Is Still Coming

Gee, rates are going up. Is anyone actually surprised by this? From The Federalist….

It appears that after a full year of costly medical claims and now knowing that most of their losses on the exchanges won’t be covered, some insurers have little choice but to raise rates precipitously.

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Population Health

Why Obamacare Should Be Fixed and not Repealed

The Supreme Court will soon render an opinion in King v. Burwell challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  If the Court agrees with the plaintiffs, then anyone receiving health insurance through one of the federal exchanges operating in 33 states is not eligible to receive a subsidy.  314 more words

Jack Heidel