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Editorial: Price transparency's day of reckoning

Editorial: Price transparency's day of reckoning

By Aurora Aguilar  |  October 18, 2018

The healthcare industry, which has embraced a sea change in recent years at the behest of consumers, should now embrace the idea that price transparency is here to stay.

Editorial: Industry's strong players merging in age of healthcare disruption

Editorial: Industry's strong players merging in age of healthcare disruption

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 04, 2018

The prospect of another huge healthcare merger—this time involving two of Texas' more prestigious hospital systems—is the surest signal yet that even the industry's strongest players are having a difficult time navigating the rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.

Editorial: Want people off Medicaid? Give them more access to it

Editorial: Want people off Medicaid? Give them more access to it

By Aurora Aguilar  |  September 20, 2018

New research found those who gained coverage through Michigan's Medicaid expansion faced fewer debt problems, fewer evictions and bankruptcies, and saw their credit scores rise just years after enrolling for coverage.

Editorial: Payment reform tests positive

Editorial: Payment reform tests positive

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 07, 2018

New analyses of the major payment reforms begun during the Obama years suggest they do in fact lower healthcare spending. While the savings are small, they provide a strong argument for HHS Secretary Alex Azar to step up the pace of value-based reimbursement reform.

Editorial: Healthcare PACs voting for incumbent protection

Editorial: Healthcare PACs voting for incumbent protection

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 16, 2018

Many Democratic congressional hopefuls are making healthcare their top talking point for the upcoming midterm elections, which is not surprising given the low unemployment rate. The early donations from political action groups lean toward the incumbents.

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