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Faculty Affiliate Amol Navathe reflects on new research on the future of “bundled payments” and its implications on policy and the cost of care. Through a Medicare mandated program, hospitals were forced to offer knee and hip surgeries as a bundled package whereby the entire procedure and recovery period are thought of as a holistic product. The results indicated a 5% in overall savings for the entire procedure, presenting a promising future for this model of health care administration.
Health insurance trade groups contest the Trump administration’s efforts to extend the maximum length of short term health insurance plansCourts deny Trump Administration efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars; Health insurance trade groups challenge the Trump administration’s efforts to extend the maximum length of short term health insurance plans from 3 months to 12 months; US home sales increased over the month of March.
That the US health care system is excessively costly is not news. The controversy involves 3 connected questions: (1) what are the real drivers of high costs, (2) what policies have the highest probability of reducing those costs, and (3) what are the consequences of not reducing excessive health care costs?
In this article for the JAMA Network, Faculty Affiliate Ezekiel Emanuel explores the true cost of health care in America.
US tariff announcement prompts trade war fears, scramble for exemptions; Trump administration blocks Idaho efforts to undermine Obamacare; Economy added 313,000 jobs in February.
Why don’t we mandate the flu vaccination? This is a question that Faculty Affiliate Ezekiel Emanuel poses in his New York Times Op-Ed.
“Starting next year, we should provide the vaccine free in all schools, preschools and day care centers — and require that all children under 18 get it before Thanksgiving.
What are we waiting for? Must more children die unnecessarily?”