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Health Change Bulletin                                                                      January 10, 2019
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  "In spite of all the efforts in the U.S. to control health spending over the past 25 years, the story remains the same — the U.S. remains the most expensive because of the prices the U.S pays for health services.”  
-Gerard F. Anderson, PhD, Professor, Bloomberg School’s Department of Health Policy and Management
The gap between U.S. hospitals' outpatient and inpatient revenue continued to shrink in 2017 as more patients elect to get care in cheaper outpatient settings. The American Hospital Association's 2019 Hospital Statistics report showed hospitals' net outpatient revenue was $472 billion and inpatient revenue totaled nearly $498 billion in 2017, creating a ratio of 95%, up from 83% in 2013. Hospital profits reached $88 billion in 2017, a 12.5% increase over the previous year and a 27% increase from 2013. Total net revenue reached $1 trillion in 2017, compared with $998 billion in 2016. Expenses in that time were $966 billion, up from $920 billion.

Source: Modern Healthcare, AHA data show hospitals' outpatient revenue nearing inpatient
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Kaiser Health News, January 8, 2019

Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage
Associated Press, January 8, 2019

Civica Rx Welcomes New Founding Members to Reduce Chronic Drug Shortages
Business Wire, January 7, 2019

Eli Lilly to Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Bloomberg, January 7, 2019

Medicaid Plans Cover Doctors’ Visits, Hospital Care — And Now Your GED
Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2019

Justice Department asks for delay in Obamacare case due to shutdown
CNN, January 7, 2019

Democrats Fight Back Against Lawsuit Threatening Health Law
Kaiser Health News, January 4, 2019

As Hospitals Post Sticker Prices Online, Most Patients Will Remain Befuddled
Kaiser Health News, January 4, 2019

These Drugmakers May Be Next to Make an M&A Splash in 2019
Bloomberg, January 3, 2019

Drug Companies Greet 2019 With U.S. Price Hikes
Reuters via NY Times, January 2, 2019

ACA Mandate Gone, but a Few States Still Require Coverage
Associated Press via NY Times, January 1, 2019
  Prescription Drug Costs Driven By Manufacturer Price Hikes, Not Innovation
NPR, January 7, 2019

State policy experimentation likely to create uncertainty for providers in 2019
Modern Healthcare, January 5, 2019

How Sen. Orrin Hatch Changed America's Health Care
Kaiser Health News, January 2, 2019

Healthcare organizations turned to unexpected partners in 2018
Modern Healthcare, December 26, 2018

Medicaid expansion battle shifted in 2018 to the executive branch and the states
Modern Healthcare, December 26, 2018
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  Major healthcare political issues of 2018

1. Drug prices
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Source: Modern Healthcare
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