UMass prof in Huff Po: Blame industry, not government, for high health costs

William Lazonick, director of the UMass-Lowell Center for Industrial Competitiveness writes in yesterday’s Huff Po that the private sector, not the government, is driving the high cost of health. He begins his piece by noting opponents to the health reform law who keep saying they want to keep government out of Medicare -- the government-run program that … Continue reading UMass prof in Huff Po: Blame industry, not government, for high health costs

BUwonks: Venture capitalists + higher prices won’t stabilize hospitals

Alan Sager and Deborah Socolar of  BU School of Public Health study the hospital industry. In the letters page of the Globe, they point out that Massachusetts pays"  hospitals about $22 billion. That’s $3,400 per citizen, 55 percent above the national average. They don't think the pending Caritas sale will help fix that. Combining many small money-losing … Continue reading BUwonks: Venture capitalists + higher prices won’t stabilize hospitals