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For the first time in American history, the U.S. government is spending more on health care than social security. That’s according to the Congressional Budget Office, which says the federal government spent $936 billion on health care programs in 2015, a 13 percent increase from 2014. continue reading →
The American health care system is in a state of flux. From the skyrocketing cost of specialty pharmaceuticals to a recent surge in hospital consolidations, health care – as we know it – is undergoing a massive makeover, and no one knows if it will be prettier in the end. There is, however, one shining star in the bunch – the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which is typically purchased by those 65 and older. continue reading →
The high cost of prescription medications has been a hot topic as of late. The discussion came to a head last month when a pharmaceutical company raised the price of a 62-year-old pill about 5,000 percent overnight. continue reading →
During a recent staff meeting, I told my team that health care is like a game of Whack-a-Mole®. The second you knock down one problem, the next one pops up. From rising costs to increased regulation, the health care moles are popping up more and more these days. continue reading →