In 2008, the U.S. government spent $700 billion on the banking bailout, known as TARP and nearly $600 billion on chronic disease.Heart disease, asthma, cancer and diabetes are among the many conditions that make up chronic disease in the U.S. Together, chronic conditions impact 45% of the population; more than 133 million Americans has at […]
Generic drug dispensing reached 2 in 3 prescriptions (64.1%) in 2008 from 59.7% in 2007. Drug trend, defined as growth in prescription drug spending, increased 3.3%. What’s driving spending up? Diabetes therapies, rheumatological drugs, seizure drugs, antiviral drugs, and cancer and transplant drugs. What’s pushing spending down? Generic drugs for lowering lipids and OTCs for […]
Going broke in eight years – the recession has blown old assumptions away for health and social security
“The financial outlook for the HI trust fund is significantly less favorable than projected in last year’s annual report.” So we are told on page 16 of the 245-page 2009 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds (the “Trustees Report,” in shorthand). This […]
Demand for health products and services is down in the recession; thinking about value and self-care in health
What is value in health care? Every year we spend more and seem to get less, John Seng, Founder of Spectrum, told attendees of a webinar on the Spectrum Health Value Study on 12th May 2009. As we consumers spend more of our own money, we’ll be looking for greater value and “health ROI” from […]
The Hatch-Waxman Act passed in 1984 to hasten the introduction of generic competition into the pharmaceutical market. According to an analysis from IMS Health, $734 billion have been saved in the past 10 years through the use of generic pharmaceuticals. $121 billion was saved in 2008 alone, based on the IMS data, published in […]
About Jane & Health Populi
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and management consultant that serves clients at the intersection of health and technology.
Her clients include all stakeholders in health, including providers, payors and plans; companies in biopharma, medical devices, financial services, technology and consumer goods; non-profits and NGOs. Jane's lens on health was best described by Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, who says that health is where we live, work, play and pray.
California Healthcare Foundation White Papers
- Consumers blame insurance and pharma for health costs, but love their primary care doctors October 22, 2012
- Patients want online communication with doctors, and more clinicians are listening July 26, 2011
- Patients want to see the notes their doctors write about them: the power of transparency in health care October 2, 2012
- ePatients: a connected, collaborative, creating community September 30, 2010
- 51% of Americans Say It’s Government’s Responsibility To Provide Health Insurance November 24, 2015
- The Average Price of a New Specialty Drug Exceeds Median U.S. Annual Income; and a Tweet from Pam Anderson November 20, 2015
- American health citizens hungry for cost controls November 19, 2015
- Retail Health Landscape Expanding Through Clinic Growth, Accenture Forecasts November 18, 2015
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- As health cost increases moderate, consumers will pay more: will they seek less expensive care? -: […] The growth of high-deductible health pla...
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