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September 27 2012
by Todd Hixon

Health Cost Wars: Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back)

[First posted @ blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on July 26. 2012.] Health care reform is a bit like raising a child. Extending coverage is having the baby: tough at some points but overall pretty quick and gratifying. Paying for health care reform is like raising and educating the child: a long slog, seems impossible at times, and incredibly expensive. […]

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September 26 2012
by Todd Hixon

Health Care Prices Outpace Inflation In A Weak Economy

TODAY.com Blogs – Health care costs rose faster than inflation despite weak economy. [First posted @ blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on May 30, 2012.] U.S. health care expenditure growth slowed in 2010 to about inflation + 2%, down from inflation + 5% over the previous 20 years. That’s good news, which was widely attributed to reduced utilization of […]

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April 5 2012
by Todd Hixon

The U.S. Does Not Have A Debt Problem … It Has A Health Care Cost Problem

That’s not my line, I took it from The Economist, but it’s a good one. If health care costs were under control, i.e. growing no faster than the economy, we could manage our debt. However, health care spending is growing at about 1.5x the rate of growth of GDP and is already close to 20% […]

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