Are things getting worse?

Clearly the answer will vary by individual, family and country.  Overall, however, the answer is no.  In fact, things are getting much better if we look back over the last 100 or 200 years.  This is the argument of economist Max Roser: As Dr. Roser concludes, despite dramatic gains over he last 200 years, there is…

Obamacare premiums rose 32% in 2018

Between 2017 and 2018, premiums Obamacare health insurance plans plans rose by 32%.  To be more specific, the Urban Institute reports that: The national average increase was 32.0 percent for the lowest-priced silver plans and 19.1 percent for gold plans, but the increases varied by states…State changes in average lowest-priced silver premiums ranged from a 22.5…

Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis could save U.S. $7.9 billion

That is the conclusion from a Bloomberg article highlighting some research done by some of my colleagues at Precision Health Economics in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association.  An excerpt is below. The Alzheimer’s Association commissioned researchers at Precision Health Economics to study the potential savings of obtaining an earlier diagnosis. It used data from the Health…

Health care in Peru

Located in South America, Peru is almost twice the size of Texas and has 31 million people.  About one third of these live along the coast, largely in Lima.  About half of the population–largely Amerinidan population–live in the Andean highlands, with the rest spread on the eastern slopes of the Andes and the adjoining rainforest. …