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Posts Tagged ‘ healthcare inflation ’

More Clarity on the Cost of Obamacare

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October 31, 2016

I have written before about predictions of the actual costs of Obamacare and the probable death spiral of increasing costs and decreasing participants. Several recent reports have brought more clarity to the cost realities. Recently regulators across the country approved rate hike requests by Obamacare insurance companies even greater than they...
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Obstruction to Cancer Drug Price Rationality

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June 6, 2016

I’ve complained about CMS/Medicare many times in previous posts, but this time they deserve praise. HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell floated a proposal to allow Medicare to change how it pays for cancer drugs. According to an aritcle in the New York Times, ALL members of the Senate Finance Committee signed a letter...
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Dumping Healthcare Costs on All Americans

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October 11, 2015

I’ve written many times about how the march of healthcare hyperinflation continues apace, meaning that the inflation rate for healthcare and health insurance continues to be greater than the general inflation rate (most recent post on the topic by me). Another report sheds more light on how this is affecting all Americans...
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The Healthcare Industry Continues to Suck the Life Out of the Rest of the Economy

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September 14, 2015

Let’s start with some supposed good news. The headline recently read Jobless rate is lowest in more than 7 years. It’s officially at 5.1%, compared to 10% in 2009. But dig deeper. If people who can only get part time work and other people on the fringes of the job market are...
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How much longer will we pay so much for healthcare?

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October 2, 2010

According to the Milliman Medical Index, the average health insurance premium for employees choosing a PPO family plan was $15,069 in 2010. The employers contributed $10,744 and the employees $4,325. Add in the out-of-pocket expenses for employees, $3,005, and that brings the total annual family healthcare bill to $18,074. This total...
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