CBO: Healthcare spending could spur federal debt to twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037


If the federal debt continues to grow at current rates, it is on track to be almost twice the size of the U.S. economy by 2037, driven largely by entitlement spending on baby boomers, a new analysis projects.

Healthcare costs will climb 7.5% in 2013, report predicts


National healthcare costs could jump 7.5% in 2013, which is a faster pace than rates of inflation and the gross domestic product, a new report finds.

CBO: Federal healthcare spending could double by 2022

Federal spending on Medicare and Medicaid is expected to double by 2022, reaching $1.8 trillion or 7% of the entire economy, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.

SGR fix?! Don't get me started!

SGR fix?! Don't get me started!


So here's a Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) 101 primer so you will understand why I am so upset.

Association touts LTC industry's status as 10th largest U.S. employer

The long-term care industry is the 10th largest employer in the United States, ahead of other major industries including food retail, merchandise retail and the military, according to a new report.

Increased Medicaid enrollment contributes to healthcare spending rise in 2009

By 2012, taxpayers will be footing the bill for 50% of all healthcare spending in the U.S., a new government report suggests.