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Health Spending Growth Below 5% for Fourth Straight Month

ANN ARBOR — National health spending in February 2016 was 4.8 percent higher than health spending in February 2015, up from the 4.5 percent year-over-year growth rate observed in January 2016 and December 2015, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released by the Ann Arbor-based healthcare consultants Altarum Institute. 337 more words

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The Fundamental Driver of Our Debt Problem: the Cost of Healthcare

How to grow the economy faster. How to get our rapidly growing national debt under control.  These are the two main problems facing our country which I address over and over again on this blog.  324 more words

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Generating enthusiasm for generic drugs with a project called IMPROVE

Generic drugs are virtually identical to their brand-name counterparts. They contain the same active ingredients, dosage form, strength, quality, safety, performance, route of administration, and use.  848 more words

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How To Radically Change the Health Care System

When the Affordable Care Act was passed, I was excited and relieved. Finally, I thought, I could enjoy a sustainable and effective healthcare system. Five years later, I realize that perhaps the idea of the ACA serving as the key to a vibrant healthcare system was a bit of a lofty goal. 235 more words

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Slowdown in Health Spending Continues into 2016; Prices Inch Up

ANN ARBOR — National health spending in January 2016 was 4.9 percent higher than health spending in January 2015, according to the latest monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released by the Ann Arbor health care consulting firm Altarum Institute. 319 more words

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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

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