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How will Covid-19 affect employers’ healthcare costs? It depends, says PwC report

As the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown strain company budgets, employers are trying to calculate how much they will spend on healthcare next year. Soon, they will be picking health plans for 2021, and the pandemic will certainly go into that calculus. A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers attempts to forecast healthcare costs for next […]

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Founder of Microsoft Healthcare comes up with plan to reduce hidden insurance costs

With millions of dollars for health plans tied up in hidden fees and negotiations, Microsoft Healthcare founder Dave Chase sought to tamp down on growing healthcare costs. He started Health Rosetta with the goal of improving transparency among insurance brokers and help employers keep healthcare costs in check. The company claims it can reduce employers’ […]

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Gawande steps down as CEO of Haven, underscoring how hard it is to change healthcare

Atul Gawande delivers a speech during Geisinger Health System A Century of Transformation and Innovation Symposium in 2015. Photo credit: Lisa Lake, Getty Images “The healthcare system is complex, and we enter into this challenge open-eyed about the degree of difficulty,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, back in January 2018, when the yet-unnamed […]

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The ‘beginning of the end’ of the health-care recession is ‘finally arising,’ Jim Cramer says

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday predicted the health-care business will quickly rebound after the industry fell into a significant downturn for the first time in his lifetime. “[A]s the country gradually reopens, there are some industries that should do much, much better,” the “Mad Money” host said. “As states start to lift their lockdowns, I […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Makes Bonkers Claim: You Don’t Need Healthcare, Just Jesus

“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson resurfaced on Fox Business on Tuesday to slam calls for universal healthcare. Instead of medicine, he said, people just need more Jesus: Good news from the right– you don't even need healthcare because you get eternal healthcare from God in the afterlife and it's free. pic.twitter.com/CjPCse7Ggw — Brian Tyler Cohen […]