Posts Tagged ‘health expenditures’

Painless Way to Save Money in Health Care #1

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

There are a number of ways to save money in health care without anyone (”anyone” being defined as “anyone who is not a special interest”) feeling a reduction in service or quality. 
 
The first is quite simple.  Believe it or not, when a state Medicaid director puts an expensive new program in place that will ”reduce costs while increasing [...]

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Why healthcare can never fall as a % of GDP, Part Two

Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Last time I ended my entry by observing that as increasingly effective, painless, and expensive procedures,diagnostics and therapies are introduced, they will be over-consumed.  Why?  There is no economic check-and-balance against this because these resources are virtually free at the point of sale, which brings me to the third observation (counting the the last posting as [...]

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Saving Money by Buillding Fee Transparency in Healthcare

Monday, January 26th, 2009 by arttaft

One way to significantly impact overall costs is to insist on ‘broker’ fee transparency. The brokers fees can be as high as 15% (they are often less) of the fees paid to the insurance company and are often not identified to the buying employer. Brokers have on occasion caused the buying employer to spend more [...]

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I don have a preference for my son height

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The no call on the hit was one of many Week 2 blunders from the replacement referees. But blown calls might not be the main focus the next time the league and officials’ union meet at the negotiating table. Some might point to the hit to show that replacement refs are a danger to the [...]

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Farrell had nothing but praise for him a year into the job

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 by FredNavarro

NOTES: President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was the architect of bringing both Price and Kimbrel to Boston. Farrell had nothing but praise for him a year into the job. “The players he’s brought in, the trades that have been made, have had a major impact on our roster to date,” Farrell said.
A baseball [...]

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