Tag Archives: costs

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Whether healthcare spending in 2021 increases by double-digits or falls by one-third directly depends on how the coronavirus pandemic will play out over the rest of 2020, based on PwC’s annual report on medical cost trends for 2021. The three cost scenarios are based on assumptions shown in the fine print on the first chart:… Read More »

Hospital costs to treat uninsured COVID-19 patients could top $40B

Dive Brief: The Trump administration’s plan to use the $ 100 billion in emergency COVID-19 funding approved March 27 to pay hospitals for treating the uninsured could take up as much as 40% of that funding, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Treating the uninsured for symptoms of the disease… Read More »

Senate committee proposes massive bill to lower healthcare costs

Providers and payers were hit with a series of proposed legislation, policies and court action this week that affects drug prices, surprise bills and their contracts. This includes Senate and House committee bills to lower drug costs and for single-payer healthcare, a Health and Human Services announcement ending LGBT discrimination protections in the Affordable Care… Read More »

Washington pioneers public health care option, but controlling costs remains tricky – CNN

The Evergreen State is the first to authorize the creation of a state-run public health insurance option on its Affordable Care Act exchange. Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, signed legislation on Monday that will make the option available in 2021. The move comes as Democrats on the campaign trail and in Congress… Read More »