Healthcare Spending on an Uptick

Bloomberg News reports that a new analysis of preliminary government data by the Altarum Institute research group shows healthcare spending is on the rise again after “five years of historically slow growth.” The analysis shows “health spending increasing by 5 percent last year, compared to 3.6 percent in 2013.” If the final tally confirms the numbers, […]

Spending Growth Dropped to Historical Low

The announcement that the rate of healthcare spending growth dropped to a historic low in 2013 is presented as a positive development for the long-term fiscal health of the country and welcome news for the Obama Administration. Many outlets are reporting that the Affordable Care Act contributed to the continued slowdown. For instance, USA Today […]