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State of the Union 2015: A Healthcare Review

The Healthcare Economist’s annual tradition is upon us. I review the President’s State of the Union address, identify all healthcare related comments, and provide commentary.  So without futher ado… And in the past year alone, about ten million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage. The President pats himself on the back for the […]

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Tuesday Links

Who pays public employee health costs? How to lose weight? White Coats for Black Lives Flu shot efficacy. The ObamaTax.

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Friday Links

US investment in medical research. Health insurance cost the most in this state. 23% Can technology fix the adherence problem? Disney’s got a case of….

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Start of Year Links

I’m headed off on a week of vacation starting on Saturday.  Blog posting will resume Jan 12.  Before I leave, here are some more interesting reads to start off the new year. The global pharmacy. New year’s resolutions and wearable tech. 87% of exchange customers eligible for subsidies. Cancer deaths down 22%. Is most cancer due […]

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End of Year Links

12 Common Mistakes in Empirical Social Science Pondering plasticity. “Americans aren’t stupid, they’re ignorant.” Understanding health insurance benefits. What are the benefits of hypertension apps?

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Friday Links

The end of debate. Deleting data from research files. Cell phones and cancer. Does residency teach waste? Learning to let go.

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Top Health Industries Issues for 2015

What are the top health industry issues for 2015?  A PwC report believes the following 10 issues should top the list: HRI’s top 10 issues for the health industry in the year ahead: Do-it-yourself healthcare. U.S. physicians and consumers are ready to embrace a dramatic expansion of the high-tech, personal medical kit. Wearable technology, smartphone-linked devices […]

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Friday links

Diagnose 100s of diseases with 1 drop of blood $2.6 billion. Medicare to update ACO rules. Does size matter? Higher cost burden: obesity vs. substance abuse?

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Friday Links

Doctors not following guidelines, for good reason? Who is still uninsured after Obamacare? Productivity of Econ PhDs. The end of reimbursement. Do generic drugs make big bucks?

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Obamacare premium increases overstated?

Health insurance premiums appear will rise modestly or even decline for many Obamacare plans in state Health Insurance Exchanges.  A RWJ brief reports: Premium increases will be quite low between 2014 and 2015. In the rating areas we examine in the 17 states plus the District of Columbia, six states will have average premium reductions across the carriers’ […]

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