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Healthcare Economics

For some consumers, loyalty outweighs price

For some consumers, loyalty outweighs price

Although 72% of Americans in a poll said price shopping for healthcare is important, only 13% had inquired about their expected spending before receiving care and just 3% had compared costs across providers before receiving care.

Healthcare gains 39,400 jobs in July

Healthcare gains 39,400 jobs in July

The July healthcare hiring surge marks the second consecutive month that job gains in the sector have surpassed last year's hot average of 32,000. The need for hospital and other medical workers is overriding ACA repeal worries.

Fast cash handy for those hospital fixer-upper projects

Fast cash handy for those hospital fixer-upper projects

Hospitals getting to long-overdue tower replacement projects and other capital needs are finding attractive interest rates on borrowings in the bond markets. Even systems with dinged finances or poor patient mixes are completing $1 billion bond offerings.

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