For decades, demographers and economists have predicted the gray tsunami of aging baby boomers would inevitably push healthcare spending over 20% of GDP. But a new paper highlights some recent trends suggesting the future may not be as bleak and hard to manage as predicted.
Tariff battles, whether in 1992 or 2018, will not solve what remains one of U.S. businesses' main international competitiveness problems: the higher prices they pay for healthcare and the tab's uneven distribution.
Commentary: It's time for a 21st century Hill-Burton plan, not to build hospitals but to re-invent healthcare
Healthcare leaders know that the world is changing, and that they should refocus and become a force for health creation and preservation in their communities. But they need incentives to make the change.
Regarding the story "CMS actuary predicts GOP repeal bill will reduce coverage by 13 million" (ModernHealthcare.com, June 13), with the increasing number of plans that offer horrific coverage for care (catastrophic coverage designs, for example), it is somewhat unfair to simply state a lost coverage number.
Northwell Health is poised to open what it's calling the world's largest medical sterilization center. The $80 million facility will clean 22 million instruments per year.
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson has been at the forefront of addressing some of the industry's biggest challenges. With the increased push to have providers take care of social ills, Tyson's latest move might come as a small surprise. But that doesn't make it any less risky.