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posted 11/14/2017
From Singapore to England, every country that has more successfully managed health care costs than the U.S. has chosen a path of self-discipline and free-market restraints.
posted 10/09/2017
The U.S. spends more than any other country for health care. And economic ideals that should push costs down aren't actually working in our country's system.
posted 09/25/2017
Focusing on how to finance expanded coverage is often compared to moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic: the whole health care enterprise is sinking under the weight of its high costs, and no amount of shifting who pays how much will keep us all from going under.
posted 05/30/2017
As drug manufacturers launch a $100 million campaign in a bid to shift the blame over soaring drug prices, how might reporters best cover this urgent issue?
posted 01/24/2017
Amid talk of ACA repeal, the signs suggest that the new Congress and president will diminish the emphasis on value-based health care. Here's what reporters should keep in mind.
posted 11/29/2016
Rewarding physicians and hospitals for the value of care can dramatically improve care quality and lower costs. So why has the transition to this new model of care been so slow?
posted 07/07/2016

The goal of health care spending is to achieve good health results, and that requires measuring and rewarding success. Unfortunately, the measures likely to be used for the next stage of health reform won’t get us there.

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From Singapore to England, every country that has more successfully managed health care costs... more »
posted 11/14/17
The U.S. spends more than any other country for health care. And economic ideals that should... more »
posted 10/09/17
Focusing on how to finance expanded coverage is often compared to moving the deck chairs around... more »
posted 09/25/17