Health Spending

What drives health spending in the U.S. compared to other countries

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What drives health spending in the U.S. compared to other countries

The United States spends significantly more on healthcare than comparable countries, and yet has worse health outcomes. Much of the national conversation has focused on spending on prescription drugs and administrative costs as the primary drivers of health spending in the U.S. President Donald Trump has signed executive orders with broad directives to lower prescription […]

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How Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age Might Affect Employer-Sponsored Insurance Costs

How Lowering the Medicare Eligibility Age Might Affect Employer-Sponsored Insurance Costs

One of President Biden’s campaign proposals was to lower the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 60, with the goal of offering lower-cost public insurance to a group that often faces high out-of-pocket costs with private coverage. More recently, …

Public health efforts aim to promote population health and wellbeing and generally include a variety of initiatives, such as disaster preparedness, nutrition and education programs, disease prevention programs, and epidemiological surveillance. The COVID-19 pandemic is testing governments’ capacities to address …