Cost Shifting Leading to Lower Health Spending as Patients Forego Procedures

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 11:41 am

David Wessel’s column today in the Wall Street Journal might be welcoming news if you wear a green eyeshade for a living. I don’t know why the rest of us should find it so encouraging: For the past couple of years, U.S. health-care spending has been growing at a surprisingly slow pace. A lot of [...]

Sebelius Gives Green Light to States to Cut Medicaid Benefits

By: Friday February 4, 2011 10:03 am

I continue to think that the greatest threat to the coverage expansion in the health care law is the resistance from state governors to the expanded Medicaid requirements. Even though the federal government will pay for virtually all of the costs of expansion, governors in cash-strapped states don’t want to maintain their current level of [...]

CBO: Premiums Would Reduce For Big Majority Of Americans Under Senate Health Care Bill

By: Monday November 30, 2009 10:04 am

In a report sure to be misread by partisan Republicans, the CBO has done an analysis on the effect of the Senate health care bill on premium costs. It shows that most people in the exchanges would see massive reductions in their average premium, and even in small groups and the employer market costs would [...]

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