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06 Jan

With ACA Repeal Uncompensated Care Would Increase by $1.1 Trillion

A new study has suggested that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act – even a partial repeal – could lead to a dramatic increase in uncompensated care.  The report, published by the Urban Institute, finds that the increased amount would reach $1.1 trillion over a ten-year period. “The newly uninsured would seek $88.0 billion […]

12 Dec

US Healthcare Spending Reaches $10k Per Person

A new report from the Office of Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveals that healthcare spending grew to $3.2 trillion dollars in the United States in 2015. This comes out to about $10,000 per person, a growth of rate of 5.8%. According to the report, published on HealthAffairs, the Affordable Care […]

01 Nov

Vermont Moves To All-Payer System

The state of Vermont has announced it received preliminary approval for its planned “all-payer” health care system. Governor Peter Shumlin has pushed for this new model as a means of addressing the rising costs of healthcare. The all-payer model would hold healthcare costs at an increase of 3.5 percent over ten years, purportedly saving Vermonters […]