Posts Tagged ‘health costs’

COVID-19: A Natural Experiment in Cutting Health Costs

December 3, 2020 — We didn’t expect this: COVID-19 is a boon to the health insurance industry. Despite a health crisis killing someone every minute in the U.S., costs for medical care are down. That’s because of people avoiding or delaying healthcare – possibly putting their health at risk. But for health insurers, that means a big increase in […]

Maybe Obamacare Is Bending the Health Costs Curve

February 17, 2013 — A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is the latest signal that something is happening to push health costs in a favorable direction. The CBO is removing hundreds of billions of dollars from its estimates of how much the federal government is spending healthcare. The new estimate is 15% below what was […]