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What Is Slowing Down Today’s Economy? II. Three Culprits

My last post, “What Is Slowing Down the U.S. Economy,” reports on an interesting analysis by the Gallup economist, Jonathan Rothwell, making an excellent case that three of the biggest drags on the U.S. 298 more words

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The US spends a disproportionate amount of health care dollars on five illnesses

America is notorious for overspending on health care. The World Bank estimates that the US spends 17.1% of its total GDP on health care, a greater percentage than literally every other country in the world. 522 more words

October Health Spending Up 5.5%

ANN ARBOR — National health spending in October 2016 grew at an annual rate of 5.5 percent, driven up by the hospital component, which grew 6.6 percent, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators, published by the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute. 333 more words


Health Job Growth Slowing, But Still Higher Than Background

ANN ARBOR — As major changes may loom in the way America pays for healthcare, the industry continued to add jobs and national health spending advanced in October. 371 more words


Fact check: Is Ottawa cutting $60B in health funding?

OTTAWA – “For today we know that there will be a cut of $60 billion of funding from the federal government over the next 10 years regarding the delivery of care. 1,259 more words


Health Spending Up 5.5% in August

ANN ARBOR — The nation’s spending on health care was up 5.5 percent from August 2015 to August 2016, a $3.4 trillion annual rate, according to the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators, released by the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based healthcare consultant Altarum Institute. 295 more words


Medicaid spending lower for patients receiving care at community health centers

One of the most important parts of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of Medicaid programs. About half of states opted to expand Medicaid to include adults under 65 years old with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level. 234 more words

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