Healthcare Economics & Policy

As healthcare reform expands access to care, 30 million people will become covered by 2014, requiring more resources for primary health care training, according to a report from American Medical News.

Headlines about the sequester budget cuts over the last week have focused on airline delays and Federal Aviation Administration furloughs, but the impact of the cuts could be taking a much graver toll on Medicare patients with cancer.

It appears there are just two remaining potential bidders vying for control of Carestream Health, according to a Reuters report.

Another Tax Day has come. This year brings a bitter reminder of the perils of U.S. tax policy, particularly the ill-conceived medical device tax. The tax has gobbled an estimated $450 million from manufacturers’ pockets since Jan. 1. While costs could hit $2 billion annually, the true costs in terms of foregone opportunity in medical advances could be incalculable. In an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, Siemens Healthcare CEO Gregory Sorenson makes an impassioned appeal on behalf of current and future patients for the repeal of the tax.

A first look at President Obama’s proposed budget indicates that the POTUS has set his sights on the oft-reviled Stark loopholes.

Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 years may epitomize the phrase penny wise and pound foolish, according to a National Public Radio feature.