KHN: Many On Medicaid See Boost In Benefits As Economy Improves

By Phil Galewitz With an improving fiscal climate, many states are increasing benefits for Medicaid recipients and paying their providers more. The trend is continuing into fiscal year 2015 for those who rely on Medicaid, the state and federal health insurance program for the poor, according to a survey of 50 state Medicaid programs released Tuesday … Continue reading

The Economist: Age invaders

A generation of old people is about to change the global economy. They will not all do so in the same way IN THE 20th century the planet’s population doubled twice. It will not double even once in the current century, because birth rates in much of the world have declined steeply. But the number … Continue reading

NY Times: Slowdown in Health Costs’ Rise May Last as Economy Revives

By ANNIE LOWREY Published: May 6, 2013 WASHINGTON — One of the economic mysteries of the last few years has been the bigger-than-expected slowdown in health spending, a trend that promises to bolster wages and help close the wide federal deficit over the long term — but only if it persists. Major new studies from researchers … Continue reading

California Healthline: Study Links Slowdown in Health Care Spending to Weaker U.S. Economy

The recession and the slow recovery from it are the major driving forces behind a recent slowdown in health care spending, while higher patient cost-sharing and other changes to the health system play a smaller role, according to a study released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Altarum Institute, The Hill‘s “Healthwatch” reports (Viebeck, “Healthwatch,” The Hill, … Continue reading

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