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Insured rate dips again, to 9.4% in 2018

Brief Published May 10, 2019 Dive Brief: More than 1.1 million Americans lost health coverage in 2018, according to Centers for Disease Control’s National Health Interview Survey. The total number of uninsured Americans increased to 30.4 million, up from 29.3 million in 2017. Among surveyed adults aged 18-64, CDC found 13.3% were uninsured, 19.4% had… Read More »

Move From Fee-For-Service Medicine Hits Hospital Profits Again

Credit: Getty Royalty FreeGetty The shift away from fee-for-service medicine continues to dog U.S. nonprofit hospitals and health systems headed for another year of cost-cutting and consolidation, a new report indicates. Fitch Ratings says “acute care operating profitability” is set to deteriorate for a third consecutive year as more Americans enroll in Medicare and Medicaid… Read More »